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From "Chris Nauroth (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HADOOP-9778) Remove user name and group name validation logic from chown and chgrp shell commands.
Date Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:53:48 GMT
Chris Nauroth created HADOOP-9778:
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             Summary: Remove user name and group name validation logic from chown and chgrp
shell commands.
                 Key: HADOOP-9778
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9778
             Project: Hadoop Common
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: fs
    Affects Versions: 3.0.0, 2.3.0
            Reporter: Chris Nauroth


The chown and chgrp shell commands enforce a valid set of characters for user names and group
names.  The validation rules for user names and group names vary across different OSes, so
this is a portability problem and a maintenance burden.  It requires us to change the code
every time we discover a difference in the rules.  I propose that we remove this validation
logic and instead pass through input user names and group names to the OS.  We can handle
error reporting by catching errors returned from the OS.

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