Re: [Networker] context searching in 7.1.3 nwadmin
In regard to: Re: [Networker] context searching in 7.1.3 nwadmin, Davina...:
Manel Rodero wrote:
We're now with 7.1.2 and the problem is here too. Is a new "feature" ;-) Is
like the problem existent with machines with similar names and the searching
that Legato does. Example:
If you no a 'nsradmin' to update only 'client1.domain' the update will
affect to 'controlclient1.domain' because its right part is the same. :-(
Very annonying but ... until Legato solves it ...
It's poor coding and really a novice programming error. All that's
required to get this right is the correct regular expression using a ^
at the beginning and a $ at the end. An elementary error like this
shouldn't get through the code review process.
I'm confused. The "searching for a client" feature the original poster
mentioned sounds like a new bug, but the the behavior described by Manel
above is nothing new or even unexpected -- Legato documents it (though not
boldly) in the man page for nsradmin:
3) Values in a query may be in the form of ed(1) style regular expres-
sions. A pattern match is attempted against all resources that con-
tain the specified attribute.
If I'm understanding what you're both talking about above, this behavior
isn't new. It may be a surpise to NetWorker beginners, but certainly not
to you, Davina? Darren Dunham and others have mentioned it on the list
before. I admit that I sometimes forget that nsradmin uses *unanchored*
basic regexes, but it only takes one query to remind me again that I have
to anchor my own queries.
Am I completely misunderstanding what's being discussed?
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