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Author Topic: Editor able to handle very large files  (Read 2613 times)

timns

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Editor able to handle very large files
« on: January 17, 2011, 11:59:40 AM »
I have a 35mb xml file here that I need to make some small changes to. So far I've tried notepad++ and also e but they are apparently unable to open it successfully.

Anyone got some solid suggestions for something I can use instead please?

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 12:07:46 PM »
Give Boxer text editor a try, of the text editors I use or have used it seems to be the most nimble with large files.

Edit:
You might also try Editpad Lite -- it's big brother, Editpad Pro, has always been more efficient than Notepad++ or e, Lite might be a viable solution and it's free.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 12:09:55 PM by allen »

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 12:26:48 PM »
There is always vim and the large file plugin

This combination lets me edit massive SQL dumps (4GB) with reasonable comfort. For such huge file it is still far from fast, but way better than not being able to edit the file at all.

With only 35MB you might not need that plugin.

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 12:33:34 PM »
I'm not a coder by any stretch, but I do occasionally have to do things with very large text files.

Normally when in Windows I'll use Notepad++ since I'm most familiar with it. When I encounter a file it chokes on, I've had very good luck with EmEditor (www.emeditor.com).

Since it doesn't keep the entire file in RAM it can handle huge files.  It's not free however. A single license will set you back somewhere around $45 USD. Last time I looked they had a full featured trial copy available for download. Wouldn't cost you anything to try it out on your file first.

Might be worth a look if somebody can't point you to a freebie.  :)

If I were working in a NIX environment, I'd just use VIM. Never found anything it couldn't handle.  8)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 12:37:08 PM by 40hz »

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 12:35:00 PM »
Thanks you guys - I just tried Boxer and that worked really quite smoothly.

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 12:59:29 PM »
You can also try HiEditor.  It's a small, free editor written in assembly that handles large files very well.  It's not a completely full-featured editor like some but I think it might do the job for you.  Here's a local download:  http://skwire.dcmembers.com/apps/misc/HiEditor.zip

As an aside, the HiEdit control is available, too.  I've used it in some AHK projects I've written.  Neat control.

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« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 01:01:04 PM by skwire »

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 01:36:26 PM »
You can also try HiEditor.  It's a small, free editor
Remarkably small!  :o

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 01:40:58 PM »
You can also try HiEditor.  It's a small, free editor
Remarkably small!  :o

Isn't it! And gave a good account of itself too. So that's two more editors installed on here. Thank you.

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 01:46:04 PM »
So that's two more editors installed on here.
Maybe you'd better not look at the Text Editors Wiki  ;)

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 01:50:19 PM »
Ooh, now that IS interesting. Look, Bill Joy the guy who wrote vi!

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 04:02:15 PM »
When I encounter a file it chokes on, I've had very good luck with EmEditor (www.emeditor.com).

2nd vote for EmEditor I (love it) have opened 4GB db dumps with it with zero problems.

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Re: Editor able to handle very large files
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 07:43:43 PM »
HiEditor is a nice find.  I've added it to my programming toolkit.