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Re: Maximum buffer size exceeded


From: upro
Subject: Re: Maximum buffer size exceeded
Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 21:37:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Michael Welsh Duggan <address@hidden> writes:

> Harish Narayanan <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Thanks Kin.
>>
>> I do things like that when I need to edit the last or first few
>> lines. What if the portions I need edited are at some arbitrary line
>> numbers in the middle? I don't always know exactly where they will be.
>
> I had to deal with this recently for some files, as I ended up using
> something like "split -C 100m".  You can use cat to rejoin them
> afterwards.

I'm sorry if what I say is wrong but I think to remember that there is
a compile-time option which, when set, enables emacs to open larger
files than the usual compiled version. Not sure how big though...

Greetings, Michael

>
>> Kin Cho wrote:
>>
>>>Harish Narayanan <address@hidden> writes:
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>>>I've been trying to open a large file (208 MB) but I receive the
>>>>error "Maximum buffer size exceeded" and Emacs fails to open the
>>>>file. This is Emacs 21.2.1 on a Redhat GNU/Linux 9 box.
>>>>
>>>>I tried searching in the archives, and noticed this has been
>>>>asked before, but the responses don't seem encouraging. Is there
>>>>a way of working around this that's arisen in the recent past?
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>
>>>Use head/tail/dd to extract the small part of the file you want
>>>to edit, edit that small file, then use cat/head/tail/dd to put
>>>it back into your original file.
>>>
>>>Let's say you want to edit the last line of the file 208MB, which
>>>is 1 million lines long:
>>>
>>>tail -1 208MB > foo
>>>emacs foo
>>>(head -999999 208MB; cat foo) > new-208MB
>>>
>>>-kin
>>>
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>>
>>
>>

-- 
Michael

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