Vim: segmentation fault
Tue Nov 20 19:24:00 GMT 2007
On Nov 20, 2007 2:16 PM, Matt Wozniski <email@example.com> 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?
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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