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From Dave Brosius <>
Subject Re: Issue regarding 'describe' keyword in 1.0.7 version.
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:55:06 GMT
What it's saying is if you define a KeySpace Foo and under it a 
ColumnFamily called Foo, you won't be able to use describe to describe 
the ColumnFamily named Foo.

On 02/21/2012 07:26 AM, Rishabh Agrawal wrote:
> Hello,
> I am newbie to Cassandra. Please bear with my lame doubts.
> I running Cassandra version on 1.0.7 on Ubuntu. I found following case 
> with /describe/:
> If there is Keyspace with name 'x' then /describe x /command will give 
> desired results. But if there is also a Column Family named 'x' then 
> describe will not be able to catch it. But if there is only column 
> family 'x' and no keyspace with the same name then /describe x/ 
> command will give desired results i.e. it will be able to capture and 
> display info regarding 'x' column family.
> Kindly help me with that.
> Thanks and Regards
> Rishabh Agrawal
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