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Re: [SLUG] Problem with cat command
- To: GRAY Dennis <dgray@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Problem with cat command
- From: Rachel Polanskis <r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Nov 14 14:04:11 2000
- Cc: "'slug@xxxxxxxxxxx'" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, GRAY Dennis wrote:
> I have noticed cat does not seem to be able to handle an output file greater
> than 2 gb. We are trying to cat 21 files together that were created using
> split. The resulting output would be greater the 2 gb. Can anyone come up
> with a workaround?
This sounds like you have hit the 32bit limit with both cat and the
filesystem. One solution is to run a 64bit OS ;)
I guess that doesn't help you much.... The only real workaround
I can suggest is to cat the files so they are less than 2Gb. You won't
really be able to do much more (AFAIK - I may be mistaken) as this
is really a limitation of the OS, filesystem and the application (cat).
We have similar problems with certain Oracle software that
also balks when it hits the 2GB limit. My suggestion is to upgrade
to Oracle 8i on Solaris 7 or 8, but of course this is Linux.
Does Linux have a 64bit implementation on the appropriate CPUS?
Rachel Polanskis University of Western Sydney, Nepean
Senior UNIX Admin PO Box 10, Kingswood NSW 2747
Systems && Operations Information Technology Services, Kingswood
r.polanskis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Phone: +61 (0247) 360 291