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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-13079) Add -q to fs -ls to print non-printable characters
Date Mon, 02 May 2016 15:32:12 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HADOOP-13079:
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No way should -q be the default under any circumstances.  That is *extremely* surprising behavior
that will definitely break stuff.

> Add -q to fs -ls to print non-printable characters
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-13079
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-13079
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: John Zhuge
>            Assignee: John Zhuge
>              Labels: supportability
>
> Add option {{-q}} to "hdfs dfs -ls" to print non-printable characters as "?". Non-printable
characters are defined by [isprint(3)|http://linux.die.net/man/3/isprint] according to the
current locale.
> Default to {{-q}} behavior on terminal; otherwise, print raw characters. See the difference
in these 2 command lines:
> * {{hadoop fs -ls /dir}}
> * {{hadoop fs -ls /dir | od -c}}
> In C, {{isatty(STDOUT_FILENO)}} is used to find out whether the output is a terminal.
Since Java doesn't have {{isatty}}, I will use JNI to call C {{isatty()}} because the closest
test {{System.console() == null}} does not work in some cases.



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