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Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:20:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Jason Rumney <> writes:

> On 28 Jan, 20:36, Andreas Röhler <> wrote:
>> What about a large-text-mode: sed reads chunks of text
>> in, one by one, letting Emacs forget the rest. Than
>> only the line-no matters, sent to sed.
> Such solutions have been proposed before, but the likely way that a
> user will navigate through such a huge file is by searching, so just
> paging parts of the file in and out is only part of the solution, it
> must also offer searching to be useful.

It's possible to do paging and searching with screen (copy-mode ==> C-a [)
In this mode you can mark/copy/paste and search (C-r C-s)
It's possible to tweak commands emacslike  in screenrc:

markkeys "h=^B:l=^F:$=^E:0=^A" 

screen work in ansi-term/term.
But how a text file can become so big ?

A + Thierry
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