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Re: Vim: segmentation fault

On Nov 20, 2007 2:16 PM, Matt Wozniski <> wrote:
> On Nov 20, 2007 2:02 PM, Aldi Kraja wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Opening a file 1.5 GB cygwin Vim reports segmentation fault.
> > Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV.
> >
> > Is there any way that one can expand the setting of Vim?
> >
> > I need to change the header of the file to some extent, but I do not
> > think that emacs will do it. Less is a pager. Any other idea how to edit
> > a file this large?
> If it's only a header you need to edit, you do it the usual unix way...
> for a 15000 line file, where the header is in the first 100 lines:
> $ head -100 BIGFILE > filehead
> $ tail -14900 BIGFILE > filetail
> $ vim filehead
> # modify...
> $ cat filehead filetail > BIGFILE
> $ rm filehead filetail
> And, there's no reason that should crash vim.  Do you have the
> 1.5 GB of memory that you'd need to open that file?
> ~Matt

You could also 'split' the file into more manageable chunks if it's
not at the head, then 'cat' it back together when done.

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