The SequenceFile is not text file, so you can not see the content by
invoking unix command cat.
But you can get the text content by using hadoop command : hadoop fs -text
On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Andiana Squazo Ringa <
[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I have written to a sideeffect file using SequenceFile.Writer . But when
> I cat the file, it is printing some unreadable characters . I did not use
> any compression code.
> Why is this so?