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From Robert Evans <ev...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop fs -ls behaviour compared to native ls
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:40:02 GMT
I think most of the rational is for backwards compatibility, but I could
be wrong.  If you want to change it file a JIRA about it and we can
discuss on the JIRA the merits of the change.

--Bobby

On 9/11/12 6:28 AM, "Hemanth Yamijala" <yhemanth@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>hadoop fs -ls dirname
>
>lists entries like
>
>dirname/file1
>dirname/file2
>
>i.e. dirname is repeated. And it takes a small second to realize that
>there's actually no directory called dirname under dirname.
>
>Native ls doesn't repeat dirname when listing the output.
>
>I suppose the current behaviour is to handle globbing. So,
>
>hadoop fs -ls dirname*
>
>will list
>
>dirname1/file1
>dirname2/file1
>
>which makes a little more sense. In contrast, native ls will list the
>same as
>
>dirname1:
>file1
>
>dirname2:
>file1
>
>Is there a rationale to keep this as the listing behaviour in Hadoop ?


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