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From Dean Wampler <>
Subject Re: Find current db we r using in Hive
Date Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:25:40 GMT
It's odd that there is no such command. The trick Ramki mentioned is the
only one I know of. Two points about it, though:

1. It only works on Hive v0.8+.
2. I've seen a few cases where the prompt did NOT change when first used,
but starting working a little later! I have no idea why and of course, it
happened while teaching a class where I'm supposed to be the expert ;)


On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 12:36 AM, Ramki Palle <> wrote:

> Sai,
> I do not think there is any command to show the current db in Hive. One
> alternative for you is to set a property so that the current database is
> shown as part of the prompt:
> set hive.cli.print.current.db=true;
> This one shows your current db as part of your hive prompt.
> Regards,
> Ramki.
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Sai Sai <> wrote:
>> Just wondering if there is any command in Hive which will show us the
>> current db we r using similar to pwd in Unix.
>> Thanks
>> Sai

*Dean Wampler, Ph.D.*

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