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Re: Edit huge files in Emacs.

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Edit huge files in Emacs.
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2022 17:44:08 +0300

> From: Hongyi Zhao <>
> Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2022 22:19:16 +0800
> I downloaded the file DASGMachineReadable.txt [1] from its official
> website [2-3].
> This file is very large, as shown below:
> $ du -h DASGMachineReadable.txt
> 28M    DASGMachineReadable.txt
> $ wc DASGMachineReadable.txt
>   306319 12775096 28535028 DASGMachineReadable.txt

28MB is a far cry from "very large".

> When I try to open and edit the file using Emacs, Emacs gets stuck and
> basically doesn't work.

I cannot reproduce this.  I see no problem whatsoever with this file,
using Emacs 28.  It seems to be an HTML file, but I don't see any
problems even if I turn on html-mode.

> Any suggestions for solving this problem?

Try visiting it in "emacs -Q".  If the problem disappears, look for
some customization(s) of your that make visiting this file so painful.

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