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From Harsh J <ha...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: executing hadoop commands from python?
Date Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:09:00 GMT
Instead of 'scraping' this way, consider using a library such as
Pydoop (http://pydoop.sourceforge.net) which provides pythonic ways
and APIs to interact with Hadoop components. There are also other
libraries covered at
for example.

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 4:17 AM, jamal sasha <jamalshasha@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>   This might be more of a python centric question but was wondering if
> anyone has tried it out...
> I am trying to run few hadoop commands from python program...
> For example if from command line, you do:
>       bin/hadoop dfs -ls /hdfs/query/path
> it returns all the files in the hdfs query path..
> So very similar to unix
> Now I am trying to basically do this from python.. and do some manipulation
> from it.
>      exec_str = "path/to/hadoop/bin/hadoop dfs -ls " + query_path
>      os.system(exec_str)
> Now, I am trying to grab this output to do some manipulation in it.
> For example.. count number of files?
> I looked into subprocess module but then... these are not native shell
> commands. hence not sure whether i can apply those concepts
> How to solve this?
> Thanks

Harsh J

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