Bug#459399: [vim] does not see large files and overwrites them as new
schwarzerf at gmail.com
Sat May 24 11:04:42 UTC 2008
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Here a 4.7GB file filled with zeros doesn't load.
For me it still feels weird that vim claims the file being a
[New File] while loading, that one can work at the file as
if it was a new file and then overwrites it when saving.
I think there is some notification missing. Or editing could
be disabled while loading.
Anyway, here's exactly what I am doing.
$ dd if=/dev/zero of=test.txt bs=1000000 count=5000
$ vim test.txt
"test.txt" [New File]
Here I waited up to 45 minutes without having any noticable
hdd or cpu activity.
File is overwritten.
In which point is this different from what you see on your machine?
--- System information. ---
Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-fs
Debian Release: lenny/sid
500 unstable www.debian-multimedia.org
500 unstable ftp2.de.debian.org
1 experimental ftp2.de.debian.org
--- Package information. ---
Depends (Version) | Installed
vim-common (= 1:7.1.293-3) | 1:7.1.293-3
vim-runtime (= 1:7.1.293-3) | 1:7.1.293-3
libacl1 (>= 2.2.11-1) | 2.2.47-2
libc6 (>= 2.7-1) | 2.7-11
libgpmg1 (>= 1.20.0) | 1.20.3~pre3-3
libncurses5 (>= 5.6+20071006-3) | 5.6+20080503-1
libselinux1 (>= 2.0.59) | 2.0.59-1
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