What is -cp command in hadoop How it works

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Copying file from one hdfs location to another using -cp command

Command - hadoop fs -cp -p /user/cloudera/data/new.txt /user/cloudera/data1 (Without creating 'data1' directory before using above command)

When -ls command is used to see the file in the directory data1- I do not see the file.

Is it mandatory to create a directory and then copy?
As with the current case explained above I did not get any error.
Oct 17, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by Neha
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/user/cloudera/data1 is not a directory, it is the file that you copied. That is why there is no error.

If you want a directory containing that file, then yes, you need to hadoop fs -mkdir
answered Oct 17, 2018 by Frankie
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