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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: How to find compression codec
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2012 06:04:33 GMT
The codec classname is serialized into a sequence file itself.

You can detect the codec of a SequenceFile, using its Reader:

Or non-programmatically by viewing the header of the file (cat first
hundred bytes or so), and finding the pattern
"org.apache.hadoop.io.compress" in the stream printed.

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 3:55 AM, Mohit Anchlia <mohitanchlia@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a way to look at the sequence file or a block report to see which
> compression is being used?

Harsh J

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