You can execute dfs commands from inside hive
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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> "You can scratch an itch, but you can't itch a scratch. Furthermore, an itch can
> itch but a scratch can't scratch. Finally, a scratch can itch, but an itch can't
> scratch. All together this implies: He scratched the itch from the scratch that
> itched but would never itch the scratch from the itch that scratched."
> -- Keith Wiley