SomeGuy has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hey guys I'm currently running perl 5.6.1 on Sun Solaris 8 and I am having trouble with files greater the 2 gig in size. I've checked to make sure large file support is enabled, perl -V:uselargefiles uselargefiles='define'; I have many files greater then 2 gig on the unix file system, unix utilites run fine agasint them. However perl crashes whenever it tries to open a file greater then 2 gig or write more then 2 gig of data to a file. I'm aware of the pipe workaround for reading files greater then 2 gig but I am not aware of any workaround for writing them, and I'd rather just get the large file support working. Is there anything special I need to do in the script? ideas? thanks SomeGuy

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Re: files larger then 2 gig
by Moonie (Friar) on May 09, 2002 at 20:56 UTC
    take a look at this node - it may help!
Re: files larger then 2 gig
by tachyon (Chancellor) on May 10, 2002 at 05:21 UTC

    You may find Re: Performance Question useful as well