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From Edward Capriolo <>
Subject Re: Can hive show external table filenames?
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:12:31 GMT
describe extended <tablename>
describe extended <tablename> (<partition>)

the location is one of the properties


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Keith Wiley <> wrote:
> "show tables" shows the HDFS directories which correspond to Hive tables and various
select queries show data from inside the files (each row of a file being a row of the overarching
table that the entire directory represents)...or so I have convinced myself...but can Hive
show the HDFS filenames?  Or is "hadoop fs -ls" the only way to do that?
> Thanks.
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