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From Mingjiang Shi <m...@gopivotal.com>
Subject Re: how to customize hadoop configuration for a job?
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:14:47 GMT
Hi Libo,
Could you post the exact command you run? Meanwhile, could you try to
remove the space between -D and the "property=value", i.e. use
-Dproperty=value instead of "-D property=value".

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Libo Yu <yu_libo@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> According to the book "Hadoop; The Definitive Guide", it is possible to
> use "-D property=value" to
> override any default or site property in the configuration.
> I gave it shot and it is true. The property specified with "-D" is
> ignored.
> Then I put the property in an xml file and use "-conf xml_name" on the
> command line. But still I cannot
> override the property.
> The only way to override the default property is to get a Configuration
> reference in the code and set the property
> via the reference. But that is not convenient as I need to recompile the
> code each time I change the property.
> So what is the right way to customize the configuration for a job?
> Thanks,
> Libo


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