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open 3,5 GB log file under windows

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'chris'
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open 3,5 GB log file under windows

hi

Howto open 3,5 GB log file under windows?
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Alan_152
Honored Contributor
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Re: open 3,5 GB log file under windows

If I were forced to do this, I'd use wordpad instead of notepad.
P Muralidhar Kini
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Re: open 3,5 GB log file under windows

Hi Chris,

>> Howto open 3,5 GB log file under windows?
For a file of 3.5GB in size, notepad/wordpad or even notepad++ would struggle
to open the file. It might even hang as the file size is large for for these editors
to handle.

Try using the following softwares which are exclusively desinged for large files -

* Large Text File Viewer 5.2u
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/Large-Text-File-Viewer.shtml

* UltraEdit
http://www.ultraedit.com/

* TextPad
http://www.textpad.com/

* EmEditor
http://www.emeditor.com/

Check the above links and select the utility that best suits your need.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
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Srihari S
Honored Contributor

Re: open 3,5 GB log file under windows

you can split them in to smaller chunks and take it... for that you can refer CYGWIN (in windows and use CSPLIT).

If you are just looking out for some pattern in the log file, you can even do a grep through CYGWIN and take tham as that would be faster for intercepting log files.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: open 3,5 GB log file under windows

hi,

you could also use this :

http://www.pspad.com/

i use it for scripting and also for reading....


mikap
Ali
HPE Pro

Re: open 3,5 GB log file under windows

Hi Chris,

You can use all those options suggested by others... however, would like to know what kind of log file that you are talking about...

Is it windows event logs or something else..?.

thanks,
Aftab
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Srihari S
Honored Contributor

Re: open 3,5 GB log file under windows

If you are talking about windows event logs, then there are utilities such as wevtutil which helps you to read them.