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From "Daryn Sharp (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-8139) Path does not allow metachars to be escaped
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:44:40 GMT

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Daryn Sharp updated HADOOP-8139:
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    Target Version/s: 0.24.0, 0.23.3  (was: 0.23.3, 0.24.0)
              Status: Open  (was: Patch Available)
    
> Path does not allow metachars to be escaped
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8139
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8139
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fs
>    Affects Versions: 0.23.0, 0.24.0
>            Reporter: Daryn Sharp
>            Assignee: Daryn Sharp
>            Priority: Blocker
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8139-2.patch, HADOOP-8139-3.patch, HADOOP-8139-4.patch, HADOOP-8139-5.patch,
HADOOP-8139-6.patch, HADOOP-8139.patch, HADOOP-8139.patch
>
>
> Path converts "\" into "/", probably for windows support?  This means it's impossible
for the user to escape metachars in a path name.  Glob expansion can have deadly results.
> Here are the most egregious examples. A user accidentally creates a path like "/user/me/*/file".
 Now they want to remove it.
> {noformat}"hadoop fs -rmr -skipTrash '/user/me/\*'" becomes...
> "hadoop fs -rmr -skipTrash /user/me/*"{noformat}
> * User/Admin: Nuked their home directory or any given directory
> {noformat}"hadoop fs -rmr -skipTrash '\*'" becomes...
> "hadoop fs -rmr -skipTrash /*"{noformat}
> * User:  Deleted _everything_ they have access to on the cluster
> * Admin: *Nukes the entire cluster*
> Note: FsShell is shown for illustrative purposes, however the problem is in the Path
object, not FsShell.

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