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Add warning to mac runas docs about escaping characters #48981

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Ch3LL commented Aug 7, 2018

What does this PR do?

currently the test integration.modules.test_cmdmod.CMDModuleTest.test_quotes_runas is failing with error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/testing/tests/integration/modules/", line 276, in test_quotes_runas
    self.assertEqual(result, expected_result)
AssertionError: u'SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar=baz' != u'SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar="baz"'
- SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar=baz
+ SELECT * FROM foo WHERE bar="baz"
?                             +   +

This is due to this fix recently added: #47212

It changed the call to su -l <user> -c "<cmd>"

As you can see below quotes are handled differently when calling from su

without su:

jk-sierra-base:testing root# echo '"baz"'
jk-sierra-base:testing root# su -l root -c "echo '"baz"'"

as you can see when using su it does not include the quotes only when you escape the quotes like below:

jk-sierra-base:testing root# su -l root -c "echo '\"baz\"'"

I tried using _cmd_quote but that only created failures so I do not see a good way to fix this other then documenting that when you use the cmd module on macosx with runas you need to escape quotes. If anyone has a better approach I'm up for approaching it differently.

fyi @weswhet

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@rallytime rallytime merged commit 4590494 into saltstack:2018.3 Aug 8, 2018

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