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Re: GNU sed version 2.05 failure.....

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: GNU sed version 2.05 failure.....
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 00:09:41 -0700
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address@hidden <address@hidden> [2002-11-20 09:38:39 -0500]:
> Sir:
> I have been using your unix utilities on my Windows NT MS-DOS prompt for
> quite sometime now and I find it useful.

If you are using MS-Windows then does that mean you are using Cygwin?


If so then they are the best folks to help you with your questions.
None of us over here are running MS-Windows and can't help you.  Check
out their FAQ first and if you don't find anything relevant then ask
on the appropriate cygwin mailing list.

Good luck!

> Today I faced a problem while running your sed utility on a 446 MegaBytes
> data file while doing a search and change on it...
> It keeps throwing up with the following error message :
> H:\TEMP>type all.txt | e:\utilities\sed "s/@@/  /g" > tmp8
> (e:\utilities\sed.exe 1000) commit_and_inc: VirtualAlloc failed
> //e/utilities/sed: Couldn't re-allocate memory
> The process tried to write to a nonexistent pipe.
> I dont understand why the utility takes up the entire file it is reading
> into paging memory and does the processing..
> Can you suggest some solution for the above problem as to how to make the
> sed utility to do its search & change work on large files....
> I would like to have any other solution apart from these :
> (1) Split the large file into small , get the search/change processing done
> and then join all the small files back into a large one.
> (2) Increase the paging memory in my system..
> Is it possible for the sed utility to take only a portion of the large file
> at one time into paging memory and do the processing...instead of taking
> the contents of the whole file...say like though it starts of processing on
> a 446 MB file it should take like 10000 lines into paging memory and do the
> changes at a time...
> By the way, the version of the sed utility I am using is,
> H:\TEMP>e:\utilities\sed --version
> GNU sed version 2.05
> So I would also like to know if you have any other latest version on the
> above sed utility,
> which can take care of my above problem and is also available as a
> freeware on a website in the net...
> I am looking forward to a solution on the above from you...
> Thanks,
> Srinivasan.
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