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From Chen He <airb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: directory delete in hadoop
Date Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:56:59 GMT
you have to include the hdfs-site.xml and hdfs-default.xml. Because those
two files tell you where is the namenode and what is the operation port.

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 6:47 AM, Harsh J <harsh@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Yes, if you delete a directory, its contents are recursively deleted.
> If you do not want that to happen (i.e. you want a protective
> measure), use
> http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/current/api/org/apache/hadoop/fs/FileSystem.html#delete(org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path,%20boolean)
> with false. And it will never delete a directory.
>
> Sort of like rm vs. rm -r on *nix.
>
> On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM, nisha sharma <nishakulkarni89@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I m usin the below method to delete a directory named testingfolder, will
> > this method delete all my jpeg files inside this directory will these
> files
> > also get deleted from hdfs along with the directory
> >
> > fileSystem.delete(
> > new Path("/user/testingfolder"),true);
>
>
>
> --
> Harsh J
>

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