How to delete a file from Hadoop hdfs using java?

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I know that I can delete a file using this command:

hdfs dfs -rm -r hdfs://path/to/file

I want to know how to do this in Java. Can someone tell me how to do this?

Nov 28, 2018 in Big Data Hadoop by slayer
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Try this:

FileSystem fs = FileSystem.get(getConf());
fs.delete(new Path("path/to/file"), true);
answered Nov 28, 2018 by Omkar
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