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Text editor for big files?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Monrox, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Yeah, I need a recommendation for something that can open large text files. It's just plain text that I need to go through with my own eyes sometimes.
     
  2. JenniFranks

    JenniFranks Junior Member

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    On Mac, use TextMate or BBEdit
    On Windows, try NotePad++ or EditPlus.
     
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    Where there is money baby
    try textpad
     
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    darkmobius Regular Member

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    that's what I was gonna say, just like the other thread
     
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    What you need is a good computer.
     
  7. BugFixed

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    IDM UltraEdit
     
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  8. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Okeee thx for all the input. Notepad++ is telling me 'file is too big to be opened', Texpad says 'disk full while accessing file' which is its way of saying it can't handle this much.

    Excel won't show more than 65 000 lines and UltraEdit needs 5 minutes and takes 2.8 Gigs of ram to show all 5 000 000 lines of a 1.5 GB file. Going to use that for now I guess.

    It always has to be complicated lol
     
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  9. Remington

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    Try Vedit.

    I've successfully opened a datafeed with over 1,000,000 products with that wonder. Last time I looked, there was a free trial.

    It's a bit of a pain to work with but it will do it. But yeah, it does take a while to open such a big file. 5MM lines does take a while to load, though - it certainly isn't going to be faster than 5 minutes.
     
  10. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    I got it! Any editor that can actually load a big file without an out of memory error becomes extremely fast if highlighting and line numbering are turned off in advance. This way it doesn't have to go through the whole file and only loads the visible part dynamically when needed. Just like the hex editors.

    Down to a few seconds now :D
     
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    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Don't touch the REP!
    You might want to try notetabpro. I've been using it for years and opened some 2-3GB files with no problems.

    They've got a lite version (free) and you can trial the paid versions.

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:


     
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    laetus Registered Member

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    Excel 2007 shows more than 65 000 lines
    I personally use EmEditor to open big files
     
  13. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Another freebie is JujuEdit, nothing special and pretty old but handles 2gigs in an instant.
     
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    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    I use EditPad Pro - it can handle large files easily, plus dozens of tools to deal with text files.

    http://www.editpadpro.com/