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NAME

     kafkacat — generic producer and consumer for Apache Kafka

SYNOPSIS

     kafkacat -C | -P | -L -t topic [-p partition] -b brokers [, ...] [-D delim] [-K delim]
              [-c cnt] [-X list] [-X prop=val] [-X dump] [-d dbg [, ...]] [-q] [-v] [-Z]
              [specific options]
     kafkacat -C [generic options] [-o offset] [-e] [-O] [-u] [-J] [-f fmtstr]
     kafkacat -P [generic options] [-z snappy | gzip] [-p -1] [file [...]]
     kafkacat -L [generic options] [-t topic]

DESCRIPTION

     kafkacat is a generic non-JVM producer and consumer for Apache Kafka 0.8, think of it as a
     netcat for Kafka.

     In producer mode ( -P ), kafkacat reads messages from stdin, delimited with a configurable
     delimeter and produces them to the provided Kafka cluster, topic and partition. In consumer
     mode ( -C ), kafkacat reads messages from a topic and partition and prints them to stdout
     using the configured message delimiter.

     If neither -P or -C are specified kafkacat attempts to figure out the mode automatically
     based on stdin/stdout tty types.

     kafkacat also features a metadata list mode ( -L ), to display the current state of the
     Kafka cluster and its topics and partitions.

SEE ALSO

     For a more extensive help and some simple examples, run kafkacat with -h flag.