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Re: od for large files

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: od for large files
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 00:09:21 +0200
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Thanks for the report and patch.
You didn't say which version of od you patched.
In any case, that problem is fixed in the latest test release


Gareth Williams <address@hidden> wrote:
| I had to modify od to work with large files (>2.1GB) on SGI/IRIX 6.4,
| using egcs-2.91.66 (egcs-1.1.2 release).
| The problem is basically that 'long' is 4-bytes. You need 'long long'
| for an 8-byte int. I do not think this is specific to SGI - it is
| also true for egcs under Intel/Linux (though accademic since my kernel
| does not support files >2.1 GB anyway) so it may be of more general
| interest for people whose OSes do support big files.

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