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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-9193

hadoop script can inadvertently expand wildcard arguments when delegating to hdfs script

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.2-alpha, 0.23.5
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.3-alpha, 0.23.7
    • Component/s: scripts
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      Description

      The hadoop front-end script will print a deprecation warning and defer to the hdfs front-end script for certain commands, like fsck, dfs. If a wildcard appears as an argument then it can be inadvertently expanded by the shell to match a local filesystem path before being sent to the hdfs script, which can be very confusing to the end user.

      For example, the following two commands usually perform very different things, even though they should be equivalent:

      hadoop fs -ls /tmp/\*
      hadoop dfs -ls /tmp/\*
      

      The former lists everything in the default filesystem under /tmp, while the latter expands /tmp/* into everything in the local filesystem under /tmp and passes those as arguments to try to list in the default filesystem.

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            • Assignee:
              adi2 Andy Isaacson
              Reporter:
              jlowe Jason Lowe
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