What is the HDFS command to list all the files in HDFS according to the timestamp

1.6K    Asked by MiuraBaba in Big Data Hadoop , Asked on Jul 28, 2021

What is the command to list the directories in HDFS as per timestamp? I tried hdfs dfs ls -l which provides the list of directories with their respective permissions. I tried a workaround with hdfs -dfs -ls /tmp | sort -k6,7. Is there an inbuilt hdfs command for this?

Answered by Jane Fisher

The following arguments are available with hadoop list files:

Usage: hadoop fs -ls [-d] [-h] [-R] [-t] [-S] [-r] [-u]


-d: Directories are listed as plain files.

-h: Format file sizes in a human-readable fashion (eg 64.0m instead of 67108864).

-R: Recursively list subdirectories encountered.

-t: Sort output by modification time (most recent first).

-S: Sort output by file size.

-r: Reverse the sort order.

-u: Use access time rather than modification time for display and sorting.

You can sort the files using following command:

    hdfs dfs -ls -t -R (-r) /tmp

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