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Re: md5 checksum of a img file, or get the value of 100th byte


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: md5 checksum of a img file, or get the value of 100th byte
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 2008 09:34:01 +0300

> From: Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2008 17:45:43 -0500
> 
> EZ> For editing, I submit that there should be no reason to edit such
> EZ> large files.
> 
> Maybe 10 years ago that was true.  Today I see huge (over 300 MB) files
> very often (as a programmer and as a sysadmin).  Logs of all sorts, for
> instance, and database dumps.

Why would you want to _edit_ (as opposed to _view_) these files?

Please note that I agreed that viewing such large files chunk-wise
would be useful, indeed.




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