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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: how to get the timestamp of hfile, like when it's generated.
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:09:54 GMT
On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Ramkrishna.S.Vasudevan
<ramkrishna.vasudevan@huawei.com> wrote:
> Hi Yun Peng
> You want to know the creation time? I could see the getModificationTime()
> api.  Internally it is used to get a store file with minimum timestamp.
> I have not tried it out.  Let me know if it solves your purpose.
> Just try it out.

To add to Rams' response, if you have a reader on the file, you can
get some of its attributes (which I believe come from metadata block
-- you should check the code) and you can iterate the metadata too
which has stuff first and last keys, average size, etc.  See here:
 To look at a particular file's metadata, see the hfile tool at
" HFile Tool" in the reference guide.


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