+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. Senior Member rfult001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    408

    Certifications
    A few...
    #1

    Default Friggin' huge text file!!!

    I need a windows application to view a 1 GB log file (text file). Word tops out at 512 MB, notepad, notepad++, gvim, and wordpad can't open it. I don't happen to have a linux box handy to load the file on so I can run "tail".

    I'm at a loss. Any ideas? :s
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS
  3. was here.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,504
    #2
    Try TextPad.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. sporadic member shednik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    2,011

    Certifications
    CCNP R&S, JNCIP-ENT, JNCIS-SP, JNCDS-DC, JNCIA, JNCDA, CCNA, CCNA:Security, MCP, A+, N+, L+, MST:InfoSec, CNSS 4011-4015
    #3
    Baretail says it has no size limit.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    The Internet
    Posts
    586

    Certifications
    See Signature
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by shednik View Post
    Baretail says it has no size limit.
    I've opened a 5 gig log (.txt) file with TEXTPAD before, it took a while but it got there in the end!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member KGhaleon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,347

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, Security+. MCP, CCNA, HP/Dell
    #5
    I had textpad open a file which contained all the works of shakespeare.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member rfult001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    408

    Certifications
    A few...
    #6
    I had textpad attempt to open this file and it crashed my system. Stupid 1GB of RAM...

    Baretail looks cool. Gonna try it out.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Senior Member rfult001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    408

    Certifications
    A few...
    #7
    Baretail FTW! This is a nice little log viewer, much nicer than using notepad.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. was here.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,504
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by rfult001 View Post
    I had textpad attempt to open this file and it crashed my system. Stupid 1GB of RAM...
    You need enough RAM + swap to be able to load the file. Buy more RAM :P
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member rfult001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    408

    Certifications
    A few...
    #9
    Work computer sucks, unfortunately. I have another system with 4GB next to me but I am using it for software testing and it would've been a pain to transfer the file to that system as it is not allowed on the network in its current state. Oh well.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. was here.
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    4,504
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by rfult001 View Post
    Work computer sucks, unfortunately. I have another system with 4GB next to me but I am using it for software testing and it would've been a pain to transfer the file to that system as it is not allowed on the network in its current state. Oh well.
    Uninstalling Microsoft Bob might speed up your work PC

    Go ask your boss nicely for some extra RAM...
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. SupremeNetworkOverlord Moderator Ahriakin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    ::1/128
    Posts
    1,798

    Certifications
    CCIE #23276-Sec, JNCIE-Sec #105, TCSE #2343,MCSE 2003-Sec,LPIC-1
    #11
    Kiwi Log Viewer is another option.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Senior Member rfult001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    408

    Certifications
    A few...
    #12
    I tried the Kiwi free version but it is limited to 700 MB
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  14. Self-Described Huguenot blargoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    4,145

    Certifications
    VCAP5-DCA; VCP 3/4/5/6 (DCV); MCSA 2016/2012/2K3/2K; MCSE:S 2K3/2K; MCSE:M 2K3/2K; MCTS:Exch2K7; EMCSA:CLARiiON; Linux+; Security+; A+
    #13
    Open it in Internet Explorer (rename it to txt or html)
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 1/29/2018 - Passed 70-743 - MCSA 2016 Complete; 1/13/2018 - Passed 70-411 - MCSA 2012 complete
    Working on: Being a better coder, build/test/deploy automation fundamentals
    Future: Renew VCP (due 2/2019), possibly with an adjacent VCP or VCAP
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks