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Greetings, developers, data engineers, architects, and data streaming professionals of all types! We’ve got some good resources for you this week. See why you should spin up more than one Kafka cluster in a new blog post, learn practical event modeling in a new video course, and dive deep into Flink’s Temporal Join. Without further ado…
Let's talk about the -Z flag in kcat for a moment.
This is a very special flag. As you can see from its definition in the code, it will interpret empty message values as null. What's important about that? Well, it enables us to set up tombstones via kcat:
Here, you pipe the name of the key you want to be removed directly into kcat, the -Z flag ensures that the empty message is interpreted as null and therefore becomes a tombstone. FYI, the -K flag is the key delimiter.
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