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From Kim Chew <kchew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: copy files from hdfs to local fs
Date Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:43:16 GMT
hadoop fs -copyToLocal
hadoop fs -get

It copies the whole file and won't be able just to copy part of the file,
what is interesting is there is a "tail" command but no "head".


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Chengi Liu <chengi.liu.86@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok,
>   A very stupid question...
> I have a large file in
>     /user/input/foo.txt
> I want to copy first 100 lines from this location to local filesystem...
> And the data is very sensitive so i am bit hesistant to experiment.
> What is the right way to copy sample data from hdfs to local fs.

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