Starting Hive

You can start the Hive shell from HIVE_HOME/bin/ with the hive command. Example:


When the Hive shell starts, it reads an initialization file called .hiverc which is located in the HIVE_HOME/bin/ or $HOME/ directories. You can edit this file to set custom parameters or commands that initialize the Hive command-line environment, one command per line.

When you run the Hive shell, you can specify a MySQL initialization script file using the -i option. Example:

/opt/mapr/hive/hive-<version>/bin/hive -i <filename>