To list the files and directories in HDFS, you can use the “ls” command with the “hadoop fs” or “hdfs dfs” command line interface.
hadoop fs -ls -C Display the paths of files and directories only.
hadoop fs -ls -d Directories are listed as plain files.
hadoop fs -ls -h Formats the sizes of files in a human-readable fashion rather than a no of byte
hadoop fs -ls -q Print ? instead of non-printable characters.
hadoop fs -ls -R Recursively list the contents of directories.
hadoop fs -ls -t Sort files by modification time (most recent first).
hadoop fs -ls -S Sort files by size,
hadoop fs -ls -r Reverse the order of the sort.
hadoop fs -ls -u Use time of last access instead of modification for display-and-sorting.