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package org.apache.avro.tool;
Reads a data file and dumps to JSON
public class DataFileReadTool implements Tool {
  public String getName() {
    return "tojson";
  public String getShortDescription() {
    return "Dumps an Avro data file as JSON, one record per line.";
  public int run(InputStream stdinPrintStream outPrintStream err,
      List<Stringargsthrows Exception {
    if (args.size() != 1) {
      // Unlike other commands, "-" can't be used for stdin, because
      // we can only use seekable files.
      err.println("Expected 1 argument: input_file.");
      return 1;
    DataFileReader<ObjectfileReader =
      new DataFileReader<Object>(new File(args.get(0)), reader);
    try {
      Schema schema = fileReader.getSchema();
      DatumWriter<Objectwriter = new GenericDatumWriter<Object>(schema);
      Encoder encoder = new JsonEncoder(schema, (JsonGenerator)null);
      for (Object datum : fileReader) {
        // init() recreates the internal Jackson JsonGenerator
    } finally {
    return 0;
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