Setting replication factor for a file programmatically

I wanted to figure out how to set/change replication factor for a file stored in HDFS, so i built this sample program, which has 3 methods
  • read(): This method takes a file path as input and print its content to system console
  • write(): This method takes a file path as input and open it for writing. It takes user input and writes that to the HDFS file
  • setReplication(): This method takes file path and replication factor as input and sets the replication factor for the given file path
Once you build the jar you can execute it by using command like this

java -jar target/HelloHDFS-jar-with-dependencies.jar read <hdfsfile_path>
Ex. In my case i have aesop.txt at hdfs://localhost/user/user/aesop.txt so i can print it by using following command

java -jar target/HelloHDFS-jar-with-dependencies.jar read aesop.txt

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