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From "Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5762) distcp does not copy empty directories
Date Mon, 11 May 2009 20:42:45 GMT

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Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE commented on HADOOP-5762:

> What about using fileCount for that and just add empty directories to it?
fileCount is also used for the -filelimit option which does not include dirs.

For creating directories, we don't really need a job.  Why don't we make these directories
during setup?  i.e. mkdir instead of appending them to src_writer/dst_writer.  What do you

> distcp does not copy empty directories
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-5762
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5762
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: tools/distcp
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: Rodrigo Schmidt
>             Fix For: site
>         Attachments: HADOOP-5762.patch
> If I have an empty directory /testdir1 and then I run the command bin/hadoop distcp /testdir1
/testdir2, the command completes successfully, but does not create the empty directory /testdir2.

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