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Re^2: Read Some lines in Tera byte file

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Oct 13, 2010 at 06:55 UTC ( #865023=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Read Some lines in Tera byte file
in thread Read Some lines in Tera byte file

use something like Tie::File,

Please try this yourself--say read the middle line in a 1 or 2GB file--before suggesting it to others.

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Re^3: Read Some lines in Tera byte file
by marto (Bishop) on Oct 13, 2010 at 08:43 UTC

    I posted from my phone, I couldn't realistically try this at the time. It is, as I suppose you're suggesting, pretty darn slow. I'd used Tie::File in the past, but not with files this large.


      Tie::File remembers the position of the lines it has encountered. Not problem if you want to read lines 100 to 200.

        ...just be sure not to reference $#array or scalar @array, otherwise you have to wait for the whole file to have been shuffled through memory.

        Consuming 1.5GB of ram in the process on my 40e6 line, 3.6GB file. On a Terabyte size file?

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