speeding up a paste operation

Lee ler762@gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 12:27:00 GMT 2018

On 8/24/18, Steven Penny <svnpenn@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 19:30:10, Lee wrote:
>> In retrospect, I should have created the file some other way, but still..
>> - grab the top 1M hosts from from
>> http://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/umbrella-static/index.html
>> - open w/ libreoffice
>> - select the host name column, right click & select copy (all 1 million
>> lines)
>> - (mintty 2.9.0 window already open) vi /tmp/hosts
>> - i  (get into insert mode)
>> - right click (which I have set to "paste")
>> data is still scrolling by & it's not even up to 100K lines yet :(
>> Is there some way to make a paste operation faster in mintty (or vim
>> or whatever the slowpoke is)?
> Use the right tool for the job:
>     $ time awk -F, '{print $2}' top-1m.csv > hosts.txt
>     real    0m0.686s

I'd forgotten how slow pasting is in cygwin.. otherwise I'd have just
deleted column 1, saved as text & dos2unix'ed the file

Oh well...  I was hoping I'd set up something wrong in cygwin, but at
least I remember why not to paste lots o lines in cygwin.


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