[sf-lug] file limit in vi?
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Sep 26 13:15:07 PDT 2007
Quoting RBV (GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net):
> For what it's worth, from this page, et al:
> "vim's maximum file size is limited only by the size of C long-integer
> variables on the hosting system. Therefore, on 32-bit Unixes (e.g., Linux
> i686 distributions), the maximum file size is 2147483647 bytes (2 Gbyte). On
> 64-bit Unixes (e.g., Linux x8664 distributions), the maximum file size is so
> staggeringly huge that it's not even worth thinking about -- probably 4
> terabytes (guesstimating)."
The funny thing is: That page quotes _my_ Usenet post, without
attribution. ;-> (And it mangles my paragraph syntax, e.g. the
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