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From Aman <aman_d...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Read specific block of a file
Date Fri, 17 Dec 2010 22:06:17 GMT

I have never used it myself but I know for sure that HDFS supports this. 

Petrucci Andreas wrote:
> hi there, i want to aski if hdfs api supports reading just a specific
> block of a file (of course if file exceeds the default block size). for
> example is it possible to read/fetch just the first of the third block of
> a specific file in hdfs? does the api supports that?

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