Re: Opening 300MB sent mail file
On 09:45 Wed 30 May , email@example.com wrote:
> What's a workable method of opening a 300MB file that I saved
> several years ago ? It's from Mozilla's email client, and it
I recently opened and was browsing a 250G file with less.
It was an .xsession-errors file that filled my home directory!
I also was able to open it with vi I believe (can't swear).
Emacs barfed on it though :).
grep worked nicely on the file too. I was able to see fun things.
I did have 2G of ram but doubt that made much difference - the file was 250G!
rm of the file took a while.
> was an unorganized Sent Mail file. It's one huge concatenated
> set of emails. When I've tried to open it so far, I see 100%
> memory usage right away, but after long waits (half an hour)
> progress appears to slow to a crawl. When I most recently tried
> to open it with Mozilla-Thunderbird, I could read the beginning
> of the file (starting in 1998 !) but the screensaver came on
> before it opened all the way, and that seems to put the kibosh
> on finishing ...
> I have also tried OpenOffice, AbiWord, Mozilla-Firefox as well,
> with about the same result.
> My system has 500MB of memory and 10GB of free disk space that I
> can be sure of.
> Are there any debian app's which can handle this file ?
> It appears to be plain text ... with embedded jpg's and pdf's
> of course.
> George Langford
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