I'm currently reading about hadoop and I came across this which has puzzled me.
Use the Hadoop get command to copy a file from HDFS to your local file system:
$ hadoop hdfs dfs -get file_name /user/login_user_name
What is a local file system? I understand that a HDFS partitions a file into different blocks throughout the cluster (but I know there's more to it than that). My understanding of the above command is that I can copy a file from the cluster to my personal (i.e. local) computer? Or is that completely wrong? I'm just not entirely sure what is meant by a local file system.