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Re: Question Regarding FileAlreadyExistsException
I think this specific behavior irritates a lot of new users. We may as
well provide a Generic Option to overwrite the output directory if
set. That way, we at least help avoid typing a whole delete command.
If you agree, please file an improvement request against MAPREDUCE
project on the ASF JIRA.

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM, Bertrand Dechoux <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I don't think so. The client is responsible for deleting the resource
> before, if it might exist.
> Correct me if I am wrong.
> Higher solution (such as Cascading) usually provides a way to define a
> strategy to handle it : KEEP, REPLACE, UPDATE ...
> http://docs.cascading.org/cascading/2.0/javadoc/cascading/tap/SinkMode.html
> Regards
> Bertrand
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM, Daniel Hoffman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>> With respect to the FileAlreadyExistsException which occurrs when a
>> duplicate directory is discovered by an OutputFormat,
>> Is there a hadoop  property that is accessible by the client to disable
>> this behavior?
>> IE,  disable.file.already.exists.behaviour=true
>> Thank You
>> Daniel G. Hoffman
> --
> Bertrand Dechoux

Harsh J