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From "Misty Stanley-Jones (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-12049) Help for alter command is a bit confusing
Date Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:56:35 GMT

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Misty Stanley-Jones commented on HBASE-12049:
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The new patch looks great. The only thing missing (if necessary) is a mention of the possible
dangers of altering a table that is not disabled. Is it dangerous? I would assume so, since
the default is not to allow it.

> Help for alter command is a bit confusing
> -----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-12049
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-12049
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: documentation, shell
>    Affects Versions: 0.98.5
>            Reporter: Ashish Singhi
>            Assignee: Ashish Singhi
>            Priority: Trivial
>              Labels: shell
>         Attachments: HBASE-12049-1.patch, HBASE-12049.patch
>
>
> The help message shown for alter command is a bit confusing.
> A part of current help message
> {code}
> Here is some help for this command:
> Alter a table. Depending on the HBase setting ("hbase.online.schema.update.enable"),
> the table must be disabled or not to be altered (see help 'disable').
> You can add/modify/delete column families, as well as change table
> configuration. Column families work similarly to create; column family
> spec can either be a name string, or a dictionary with NAME attribute.
> Dictionaries are described on the main help command output.
> {code}



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