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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-13079) dfs -ls -q prints non-printable characters
Date Thu, 05 May 2016 19:08:13 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HADOOP-13079:
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bq. even cause your xterm to run arbitrary code by abusing escape sequences.

Does it matter what command was used to generate the sequence?  No, of course not.... which
makes it a hole in xterm, not ls.  

> dfs -ls -q prints non-printable characters
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-13079
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-13079
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 2.6.0
>            Reporter: John Zhuge
>            Assignee: John Zhuge
>
> 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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