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Re: vi "W10: Warning: Changing a readonly file" on large read-write file
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 11:02:41 +0100
- Subject: Re: vi "W10: Warning: Changing a readonly file" on large read-write file
- References: <ECEEJLCHJDLKMHGOACFJAEGMCDAA.bax3.NO@SPAM.bigfoot.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Jan 1 04:52, Michael Bax wrote:
> When attempting to edit a *writeable* file of "zero" lines but 53 MB in size
> (no newlines), vi appears to hang.
But it doesn't. It just needs a lot of time to process the file.
After all vim is an editor. It searches the whole file for line-endings
etc. Try the same on another OS and you'll see the same effect. On my
Linux box vi needs three or four minutes to scan such a file and to
become responsive again. It eats up all CPU time while doing that.
Actually vim is not my preferred editor to edit binary files.
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