The xdinfo XSEDE Information Service Discovery Thin Client

Introduction

The xdinfo tool provides command line search and display of XSEDE's Information Service content:

It can run on any computer that can communicate via the internet with http://info.xsede.org/,
and is designed to run on any Unix, Mac, or Windows computer with a basic Perl installation.

Installing xdinfo

The xdinfo tool is already installed in the default user environment on these XSEDE resources:

XSEDE resources with xdinfo

To use xdinfo everywhere else, such as your laptop, desktop, or on any computer where you have shell access, download it from here:

http://software.xsede.org/production/xdinfo/latest/

XSEDE resource operators can install the xdinfo package as explained here:

http://software.xsede.org/production/xdinfo/latest/INSTALL

Using xdinfo

This documentation augments information in the command "xdinfo help"
and was last revised for Version 1.2 Release 1.

Basic command

The basic xdinfo command syntax is:

xdinfo <information_type> [<match_string>] [options]
Use "xdinfo help" to see some "information_type" and "match_string" examples. Various "options" follow.

Selecting resources

The "on <match_string>" command line option limits kit, software and service information discovery by resource:
xdinfo gridftp on stampede
xdinfo gridftp on gordon
The "at <match_string>" command line option limits kit, software and service information discovery by site (ncsa in this example):
xdinfo gridftp at sdsc
The "local" command line option limits information discovery to the resourceid returned by the xdresourceid tool.
xdinfo local gridftp
The "global" command line option discovers information about all resources.
xdinfo global gridftp

xdinfo feedback/assistance About XSEDE