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Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: opening large files (few hundred meg)
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:06:50 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.990 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Xah" == Xah Lee <> writes:

Xah> But now i have a problem, which i “discovered” this week. What to do
Xah> when the file is huge? Normally, one can still just do huge files
Xah> since these days memories comes in few gigs. But in my particular
Xah> case, my file happens to be 0.5 gig, that i couldn't even open it in
Xah> emacs (presumbly because i need a 64 bit OS/hardware. Thanks).

Perhaps you could process the file in chunks, using the optional args
to insert-file-contents to put subsets of the file into a buffer.

I haven't tried this myself, so I am not even sure it would work.


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