the parsing of the input path string to identify the uri authority conflicts with the file system paths. For instance the following is a valid path in both the linux file system and the hdfs.
While this works perfectly fine in the command line for manipulating hdfs, the same fails when specified as the input path for a mapper class with the following expcetion.
Exception in thread "main" java.net.UnknownHostException: unknown host: user
as the org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path class assumes the string that follows the '//' to be an uri authority