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From "Enis Soztutar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-8901) Powershell based bin script (bin/hbase.ps1)
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:55:48 GMT
Enis Soztutar created HBASE-8901:

             Summary: Powershell based bin script (bin/hbase.ps1)
                 Key: HBASE-8901
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8901
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Sub-task
          Components: scripts
            Reporter: Enis Soztutar
            Assignee: Enis Soztutar
             Fix For: 0.98.0, 0.95.2

This is a continuation of HADOOP-9660. 

Powershell does argument parsing itself before sending them to the program. Thus using the
hbase.cmd script from the powershell environment comes with some surprises since ","s and
"="s are parsed into .NET objects, and hbase.cmd receives those arguments separated by space.

An example is: 
hbase org.apache.hadoop.hbase.mapreduce.CopyTable --new.name=tablecopy --families=f1:f1,f2:f2,f3:f3
will be send to the java process as 
["--new.name", "tablecopy", "--families", "f1:f1", "f2:f2", "f3:f3", "table1"]

A lot of HBase commands already make use of commas and equals signs for their arguments, it
is important to create least surprise for the users between different platforms (meaning that
they should be able to copy-paste commands). 

Although there are some workarounds (like using --% or single and double quota-ing every argument,
like '"--new.name=tablecopy"') they are not user friendly. 

In this isssue, I propose we add a small powershell script to pre-parse the arguments and
reconstruct them to send to the hbase.cmd script. 

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