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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: FileSystem iterative or limited alternative to listStatus()
Date Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:57:30 GMT
Can you utilize the following API ?

  public FileStatus[] listStatus(Path f, PathFilter filter)

Cheers


On Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 3:52 PM, John Lilley <john.lilley@redpoint.net>wrote:

>  Is there an HDFS file system method for listing a directory contents
> iteratively, or at least stopping at some limit?  We have an application in
> which the user can type wildcards, which our app expands.  However, during
> interactive phases we only want the first matching file to check its
> format.  There may be folders with many 1000s of files…
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
>
>

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