Author Topic: Maximum file size slickedit can open?  (Read 5427 times)

tinker123

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Maximum file size slickedit can open?
« on: March 25, 2008, 08:48:22 pm »
Hi;

I'm running VSE 10.0.3 on Windows XP Professional.

What is the largest text file that VSE can open?

I tried opening a 90 gig log file and all that happened was that I got the message
"Error Reading File" in the status bar on the bottom.


StephenW

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Re: Maximum file size slickedit can open?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 10:03:57 pm »
Maybe 10.0.3 is still using the 32-bit file I/O API.  If so, then it will only handle files up to 4 Gibytes.  I have used SlickEdit on log files of over 100 Mibytes, and it can be a bit slow doing some things, but it did handle that as long as you were willing to wait for it to do things.  Make sure you use a command line save command such as "save +O" so that it does not try to create a backup file!  But 90 Gibytes is a bit excessive to expect any program to handle unless specially written for the job.

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Re: Maximum file size slickedit can open?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 02:25:18 pm »
SlickEdit should work with files up to 2 GB in size. Sorry, we can't handle a 90GB file. Can you write a quick script to chop this up into smaller bites?