Some Curl Commands for BigData

Writing to HDFS

curl -i -X PUT -T $file -L “http://$namenode:50070/webhdfs/v1//$file?op=CREATE&$user”

Reading from HDFS

curl -i -X GET “http://$namenode:50070/webhdfs/v1//$file?op=OPEN”

In a kerberized environment (Writing to HDFS)

curl –negotiate -ku : -X PUT $file “http://:50070/webhdfs/v1//$file?op=CREATE&”


curl -iku $userName:$password -L -T $file  -X PUT “http://:50070/webhdfs/v1//$file?op=CREATE&overwrite=true”

From a Windows Machine (with Security)

  • cd to the bin directory where JRE is installed
  • create a kerberos ticket (using kinit)

Make a directory in HDFS

curl –negotiate -iku : -X PUT  “http://:50070/webhdfs/v1//?op=MKDIRS

Copy File

curl –negotiate -iku : -X PUT -T $file -L “http://:50070/webhdfs/v1//$file?op=CREATE


About shalishvj : My Experience with BigData

6+ years of experience using Bigdata technologies in Architect, Developer and Administrator roles for various clients. • Experience using Hortonworks, Cloudera, AWS distributions. • Cloudera Certified Developer for Hadoop. • Cloudera Certified Administrator for Hadoop. • Spark Certification from Big Data Spark Foundations. • SCJP, OCWCD. • Experience in setting up Hadoop clusters in PROD, DR, UAT , DEV environments.
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