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From "Lefty Leverenz (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-6469) skipTrash option in hive command line
Date Tue, 20 May 2014 06:53:41 GMT


Lefty Leverenz commented on HIVE-6469:

Release 0.14 is a long way off, so I won't document this yet.  (Or should it be documented
now to let people know there's a patch they could apply before the release?)

> skipTrash option in hive command line
> -------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-6469
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: CLI
>    Affects Versions: 0.12.0
>            Reporter: Jayesh
>            Assignee: Jayesh
>             Fix For: 0.14.0
>         Attachments: HIVE-6469.1.patch, HIVE-6469.2.patch, HIVE-6469.3.patch, HIVE-6469.patch
> hive drop table command deletes the data from HDFS warehouse and puts it into Trash.
> Currently there is no way to provide flag to tell warehouse to skip trash while deleting
table data.
> This ticket is to add skipTrash feature in hive command-line, that looks as following.

> hive -e "drop table skipTrash testTable"
> This would be good feature to add, so that user can specify when not to put data into
trash directory and thus not to fill hdfs space instead of relying on trash interval and policy
configuration to take care of disk filling issue.

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