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Re: hdfs -copyToLocal file permission
No, permissions are not preserved.  FsShell copy commands match *nix's cp behavior by using the current umask (the conf setting you cited) for the permissions of new file.  Perhaps we could add a -p option, like the *nix cp, to preserve permissions.  In the meantime you can set the umask if most of your files have the same permissions.


On Jun 10, 2013, at 6:07 AM, Abhishek Gayakwad wrote:


While copying file from hdfs file permissions are getting changed, my assumption was that while copying permissions should be retained. Is this behavior correct ?
[abhishek@int019 ~]$ hdfs dfs -ls
drwxr-xr-x   - abhishek abhishek          0 2013-06-06 10:14 in-dir1

[abhishek@int019 ~]$ hdfs dfs -ls in-dir1
Found 2 items
-rw-r--r--   3 abhishek abhishek          0 2013-06-06 10:10 in-dir1/_SUCCESS
-rw-r--r--   3 abhishek abhishek 5000000000 2013-06-06 10:10 in-dir1/part-00001

[abhishek@int019 ~]$ hdfs dfs -copyToLocal in-dir1/part-00001
[abhishek@int019 ~]$ ll
total 4887604
-rwxr-xr-x 1 abhishek abhishek 5000000000 Jun 10 06:08 part-00001
[abhishek@int019 ~]$ umask

fs.permissions.umask-mode is not set so I think it defaults to 0022