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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3474) Need an option -rm and -rmr to *not* move to Trash, but actually delete
Date Sat, 31 May 2008 08:19:46 GMT

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Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-3474:
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In such situations, I use:

{code}
hadoop fs -rmr foo bar .Trash
{code}

> Need an option -rm and -rmr to *not* move to Trash, but actually delete
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3474
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3474
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: fs
>    Affects Versions: 0.17.0
>            Reporter: Milind Bhandarkar
>
> By default, when Trash is enabled, -rm and -rmr just move files/directories to .Trash,
which are actually deleted after some time set in the config.
> When DFS gets full, we need to quickly create space on it by deleting files, so it will
be good to have a --force option to both -rm and -rmr, so that files are actually deleted
and not moved.

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