If you create a file and then delete it, then you have modified the directory. In that case, the modtime of the directory wil be updated when u deleted the file. 

This could make the modtime of the directory be later than the modification time of any remaining files in that directory.

dhruba

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM, Tom Hall <thattommyhall@gmail.com> wrote:
Directory Modified Time is earlier than the files it contains for some
of my folders on HDFS. Is this usual? I would like to be able to
hadoop fs -rmr /path/to/some/dir
if the dirs modified time is older than 5 days or whatever.


Thanks.
Tom



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