What does hadoop fs -du command gives as output?

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I want to see the size of the file stored in my HDFS. I executed hadoop fs -du -h and got the following output:

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In linux du is for getting the size of file, but here I am getting 2 value. Can anyone help me in understanding what these 2 values indicate?

Apr 27, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by coldcode
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The first value is the size of the lineitem.xml file, whereas we know that HDFS stores the replicas of a file. So, the second value tells the total size of the file in HDFS including its replicas.
answered Apr 27, 2018 by Shubham
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du command is used for to see absolute path in hdfs of any file which is present in hdfs file system
answered Jul 23 by Lokesh Singh

Hi @Lokesh. If du command is used to see the absolute path, what is the size output shown in the screenshot. Can you please help?

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