[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmqadmin and default node behaviour

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Fri Oct 19 13:38:51 BST 2012

On 19/10/12 11:01, Simon Lundström wrote:
> Hello!


> I'm trying to understand why rabbitmqadmin doesn't use the "default"
> node when no config file is specified.
> I use a config (stored in the default location) but I everytime I use
> rabbitmqadmin I don't want to explicitly specify the node for every
> command.
> Someone must have had a good reason for not doing this in the first
> place, but I cannot figure it out.

Hmm. Not sure I remember. The best explanation is at


There's obviously a concern about not breaking the case where there is 
no config file. Maybe that was all.

> My suggestion:
> * Always use nodename "default" if no other is specified via the node
> switch.
> * Use the default config if not other config is specified via the config
> switch.
> I'm willing to create a pull request for this, I just wanted to discuss
> it first.

Yes, that sounds reasonable.

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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