[Bug 1830663] Re: admin email interface fails w/ password holding space

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 28 20:50:10 EDT 2019

The issue is the whole command line is 'parsed' into tokens by
CommandRunner using split(). CommandRunner has no knowledge of the
syntax of the command. It only knows the first token is the command name
and it passes the list of tokens to the command. Thus, the 'who' command
gets ['This', 'is', 'just',  'one',  'password',
'address=someone at somewhere.me']. Even if it were to recognize that
arg[5] is an 'address=' and assume arg[:5] is the words of the password,
it still doesn't know how to reassemble them as there may have been
multiple spaces between words.

The correct fix would be to teach CommandRunner about quotes and escapes
so it could correctly parse 'How\'s this for a password' into one token.
This is complex, but I'll work on it.

I'm curious though as to why you can't get the roster via the web UI.

** Changed in: mailman
       Status: New => Confirmed

** Changed in: mailman
     Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)

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