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Re: Going through a big file [solved]

by pvaldes (Chaplain)
on Jan 22, 2013 at 16:15 UTC ( #1014716=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Going through a big file [solved]

And, just for the purpose of being annoying, you can try also something in between, to read your huge file in chunks of n characters or n lines. See "perldoc -f read", and "perldoc -v $."

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[tye]: disable /proc and then see what it does?
[davido]: then it reads from /etc/passwd to decide who my uid is.
[davido]: sorry, typed that before you asked me to disable proc
[davido]: but you stumped me; don't know how to disable proc.
[tye]: I don't know if you can just dismount, but I thought so.
[davido]: yeah, umount -f isn't powerful enough.
[tye]: probably something in the init subsystem that does the mounting that you could disable and reboot.
davido needs to close laptop to board flight home from yapc.
[davido]: I'll look into it in a few hours probably.

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