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Re: hdfs format command issue
this should help.

echo Y | ${hadoophdfshome}/bin/hdfs namenode -format


On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 8:41 AM, Dhodapkar, Chinmay

> I am trying to automate the installation/bringup of a complete hadoop/hbase
> cluster from a single script. I have run into a very small issue...
> Before bringing up the namenode, I have to format it with the usual "hadoop
> namenode -format"
> Executing the above command prompts the user for Y/N?. Is there an option
> that can be passed to force the format without prompting?
> The aim is for the script to complete without any human intervention...