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Re: gzip bug

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: Re: gzip bug
Date: 17 Oct 2000 14:05:49 -0200
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On Oct 17, 2000, "Michael C. Anderson" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I am trying to gzip a file that is 5 gigabytes; however, gzip tells me
> the value is too large for defined data type. Is there a limit on how
> large a file gzip can compress.

Nope, but there's a limit of 2Gb on the library functions GCC 1.2.4
uses to access files.  AFAIK, there's a pre-release at
ftp://alpha.gnu.org that introduces Large File Support.

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