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From "Aditya Kishore (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-6692) [shell] Cannot describe '.META.' or '-ROOT-' tables
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:45:07 GMT

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Aditya Kishore updated HBASE-6692:
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    Attachment: HBASE-6692_trunk.patch

Patch for trunk. Check for meta tables before trying to validate user table name.
                
> [shell] Cannot describe '.META.' or '-ROOT-' tables
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-6692
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-6692
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: shell
>    Affects Versions: 0.96.0, 0.94.1
>            Reporter: Aditya Kishore
>            Assignee: Aditya Kishore
>             Fix For: 0.96.0
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-6692_trunk.patch
>
>
> This got introduced as a side effect of HBASE-3313. Now it is not possible to describe
'.META.' or '\-ROOT\-' tables from HBase shell.
> {noformat}
> hbase(main):002:0> describe '-ROOT-'
> DESCRIPTION                                                                         
                                                                     ENABLED
> ERROR: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Illegal first character <45> at 0. User-space
table names can only start with 'word characters': i.e. [a-zA-Z_0-9]: -ROOT-
> Here is some help for this command:
> Describe the named table. For example:
>   hbase> describe 't1'
> {noformat}

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