Thanks, that seems like a reasonable summary of my options.
On Jan 31, 2013, at 14:38 , Edward Capriolo wrote:
> You can execute dfs commands from inside hive
> hive>dfs -ls
> You can also use virtual columns inside a select
> However there is no direct command in hive to list the files in a
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Keith Wiley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hmmm, that doesn't seem to list the files in the directory.
>> On Jan 31, 2013, at 12:12 , Edward Capriolo wrote:
>>> 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 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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?
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