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From "Fengdong Yu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-5916) provide API to bulk delete directories/files
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:54:20 GMT

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Fengdong Yu commented on HDFS-5916:
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I don't think you cannot bulk delete currently.

such as:
hadoop fs -rm -r -skipTrash /user/test*



> provide API to bulk delete directories/files
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-5916
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5916
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Sergey Shelukhin
>
> It would be nice to have an API to delete directories and files in bulk - for example,
when deleting Hive partitions or HBase regions in large numbers, the code could avoid many
trips to NN. 



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