This is the documentation for Cloudera 5.3.x.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Avro Tools

Avro provides a set of tools for working with Avro data files and schemas. The tools are not (currently) packaged with CDH, but you can download the tools JAR from an Apache mirror, and run it as follows to get a list of commands:

java -jar avro-tools-1.7.3.jar

See also RecordBreaker for information on turning text data into structured Avro data.