Unix "look" Command "File too large" Error Message


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Unix "look" Command "File too large" Error Message
# 15  
Patch so "look" works for large files.

To get "look" to work with large files larger than 2^31 - 1 you'll have to get the source and apply a patch.

(Doh! I can't post links, not enough karma. Grr.. You'll have to unobfuscate the urls, Mods? help please)

Per this bug report

bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bsdmainutils/+bug/510613

This is the package that provides "look"

packages.debian.org/wheezy/bsdmainutils

Dowload the source

ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/bsdmainutils/bsdmainutils_8.2.2.tar.gz

Unpack it
tar zxf bsdmainutils_8.2.2.tar.gz


Get this patch from the bug report

bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bsdmainutils/+bug/510613/+attachment/2146461/+files/look2.diff

Apply the patch to get 2G files to work (from bug report)
cd bsdmainutils-8.2.2
patch -p1 <look2.diff

Apply the patch included with the package (to get the -b switch)
patch -p1 <debian/patches/look_bflag.diff

Compile
gcc usr.bin/look/look.c -o look
 

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #903
Difficulty: Medium
There are less than 10 million lines of code in the Linux kernel as of 2018.
True or False?

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. AIX

Apache 2.4 directory cannot display "Last modified" "Size" "Description"

Hi 2 all, i have had AIX 7.2 :/# /usr/IBMAHS/bin/apachectl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.12 (Unix) Server built: May 25 2015 04:58:27 :/#:/# /usr/IBMAHS/bin/apachectl -M Loaded Modules: core_module (static) so_module (static) http_module (static) mpm_worker_module (static) ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: penchev
3 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Bash script - Print an ascii file using specific font "Latin Modern Mono 12" "regular" "9"

Hello. System : opensuse leap 42.3 I have a bash script that build a text file. I would like the last command doing : print_cmd -o page-left=43 -o page-right=22 -o page-top=28 -o page-bottom=43 -o font=LatinModernMono12:regular:9 some_file.txt where : print_cmd ::= some printing... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jcdole
1 Replies

3. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Using "mailx" command to read "to" and "cc" email addreses from input file

How to use "mailx" command to do e-mail reading the input file containing email address, where column 1 has name and column 2 containing To e-mail address and column 3 contains cc e-mail address to include with same email. Sample input file, email.txt Below is an sample code where... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: asjaiswal
2 Replies

4. Solaris

The slices "usr", "opt", "tmp" disappeared!!! Help please.

The system don't boot. on the screen appears following: press enter to maintenance (or type CTRL-D to continue)...I checked with format command. ... the slices "0-root","1-swap","2-backup" exist. ...the slises "3-var","6-usr" -unassigned. :( (16 Replies)
Discussion started by: wolfgang
16 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

how to use "cut" or "awk" or "sed" to remove a string

logs: "/home/abc/public_html/index.php" "/home/abc/public_html/index.php" "/home/xyz/public_html/index.php" "/home/xyz/public_html/index.php" "/home/xyz/public_html/index.php" how to use "cut" or "awk" or "sed" to get the following result: abc abc xyz xyz xyz (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: timmywong
8 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

awk command to replace ";" with "|" and ""|" at diferent places in line of file

Hi, I have line in input file as below: 3G_CENTRAL;INDONESIA_(M)_TELKOMSEL;SPECIAL_WORLD_GRP_7_FA_2_TELKOMSEL My expected output for line in the file must be : "1-Radon1-cMOC_deg"|"LDIndex"|"3G_CENTRAL|INDONESIA_(M)_TELKOMSEL"|LAST|"SPECIAL_WORLD_GRP_7_FA_2_TELKOMSEL" Can someone... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: shis100
7 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

cat $como_file | awk /^~/'{print $1","$2","$3","$4}' | sed -e 's/~//g'

hi All, cat file_name | awk /^~/'{print $1","$2","$3","$4}' | sed -e 's/~//g' Can this be done by using sed or awk alone (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: harshakusam
4 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Explain the line "mn_code=`env|grep "..mn"|awk -F"=" '{print $2}'`"

Hi Friends, Can any of you explain me about the below line of code? mn_code=`env|grep "..mn"|awk -F"=" '{print $2}'` Im not able to understand, what exactly it is doing :confused: Any help would be useful for me. Lokesha (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: Lokesha
4 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Unix "at" / "Cron" Command New Problem...Need help

Hi All, I am trying to schedule a one time job using the at command with the help of shell script for my project. The shell script should take a parameter as a command line argument from the at command itself. Is it possible to take a command line parameter for a shell script in the command... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Mohanraj
3 Replies
Mail::Message::Body::File(3pm)				User Contributed Perl Documentation			    Mail::Message::Body::File(3pm)

NAME
Mail::Message::Body::File - body of a message temporarily stored in a file INHERITANCE
Mail::Message::Body::File is a Mail::Message::Body is a Mail::Reporter SYNOPSIS
See Mail::Message::Body DESCRIPTION
The body (content) of a message can be stored in various ways. In this documentation you find the description of extra functionality you have when a message is stored in a file. Storing a whole message is a file is useful when the body is large. Although access through a file is slower, it is saving a lot of memory. OVERLOADED
overload: ""() See "OVERLOADED" in Mail::Message::Body overload: '==' and '!='() See "OVERLOADED" in Mail::Message::Body overload: @{}() See "OVERLOADED" in Mail::Message::Body overload: bool() See "OVERLOADED" in Mail::Message::Body METHODS
Constructors $obj->clone() See "Constructors" in Mail::Message::Body Mail::Message::Body::File->new(OPTIONS) -Option --Defined in --Default based_on Mail::Message::Body undef charset Mail::Message::Body 'PERL' or <undef> checked Mail::Message::Body <false> content_id Mail::Message::Body undef data Mail::Message::Body undef description Mail::Message::Body undef disposition Mail::Message::Body undef eol Mail::Message::Body 'NATIVE' file Mail::Message::Body undef log Mail::Reporter 'WARNINGS' message Mail::Message::Body undef mime_type Mail::Message::Body 'text/plain' modified Mail::Message::Body <false> trace Mail::Reporter 'WARNINGS' transfer_encoding Mail::Message::Body 'none' based_on => BODY charset => CHARSET|'PERL' checked => BOOLEAN content_id => STRING data => ARRAY-OF-LINES | STRING description => STRING|FIELD disposition => STRING|FIELD eol => 'CR'|'LF'|'CRLF'|'NATIVE' file => FILENAME|FILEHANDLE|IOHANDLE log => LEVEL message => MESSAGE mime_type => STRING|FIELD|MIME modified => BOOLEAN trace => LEVEL transfer_encoding => STRING|FIELD Constructing a body $obj->attach(MESSAGES, OPTIONS) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Construct $obj->check() See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->concatenate(COMPONENTS) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Construct $obj->decoded(OPTIONS) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->encode(OPTIONS) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->encoded() See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->eol(['CR'|'LF'|'CRLF'|'NATIVE']) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->foreachLine(CODE) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Construct $obj->stripSignature(OPTIONS) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Construct $obj->unify(BODY) See "Constructing a body" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode The body $obj->isDelayed() See "The body" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->isMultipart() See "The body" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->isNested() See "The body" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->message([MESSAGE]) See "The body" in Mail::Message::Body About the payload $obj->charset() See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->checked([BOOLEAN]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->contentId([STRING|FIELD]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->description([STRING|FIELD]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->disposition([STRING|FIELD]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->dispositionFilename([DIRECTORY]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->isBinary() See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->isText() See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->mimeType() See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->nrLines() See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->size() See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->transferEncoding([STRING|FIELD]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->type([STRING|FIELD]) See "About the payload" in Mail::Message::Body Access to the payload $obj->endsOnNewline() See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->file() See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->lines() See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->print([FILEHANDLE]) See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->printEscapedFrom(FILEHANDLE) See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->string() See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->stripTrailingNewline() See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->write(OPTIONS) See "Access to the payload" in Mail::Message::Body Internals $obj->addTransferEncHandler(NAME, CLASS|OBJECT) Mail::Message::Body::File->addTransferEncHandler(NAME, CLASS|OBJECT) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->contentInfoFrom(HEAD) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->contentInfoTo(HEAD) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->fileLocation([BEGIN,END]) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->getTransferEncHandler(TYPE) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body::Encode $obj->isModified() See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->load() See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->modified([BOOLEAN]) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->moveLocation([DISTANCE]) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->read(PARSER, HEAD, BODYTYPE [,CHARS [,LINES]]) See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->tempFilename([FILENAME]) Returns the name of the temporary file which is used to store this body. Error handling $obj->AUTOLOAD() See "Error handling" in Mail::Message::Body $obj->addReport(OBJECT) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->defaultTrace([LEVEL]|[LOGLEVEL, TRACELEVEL]|[LEVEL, CALLBACK]) Mail::Message::Body::File->defaultTrace([LEVEL]|[LOGLEVEL, TRACELEVEL]|[LEVEL, CALLBACK]) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->errors() See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]]) Mail::Message::Body::File->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]]) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->logPriority(LEVEL) Mail::Message::Body::File->logPriority(LEVEL) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->logSettings() See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->notImplemented() See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->report([LEVEL]) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->reportAll([LEVEL]) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->trace([LEVEL]) See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter $obj->warnings() See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter Cleanup $obj->DESTROY() The temporary file is automatically removed when the body is not required anymore. $obj->inGlobalDestruction() See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter DIAGNOSTICS
Error: Cannot write to temporary body file $filename: $! The message body is to be stored in a temporary file (probably because it is a large body), but for the indicated reason, this file cannot be created. Warning: Charset $name is not known The encoding or decoding of a message body encounters a character set which is not understood by Perl's Encode module. Warning: No decoder defined for transfer encoding $name. The data (message body) is encoded in a way which is not currently understood, therefore no decoding (or recoding) can take place. Warning: No encoder defined for transfer encoding $name. The data (message body) has been decoded, but the required encoding is unknown. The decoded data is returned. Error: Package $package does not implement $method. Fatal error: the specific package (or one of its superclasses) does not implement this method where it should. This message means that some other related classes do implement this method however the class at hand does not. Probably you should investigate this and probably inform the author of the package. Error: Unable to read file $filename for message body file: $! A Mail::Message::Body::File object is to be created from a named file, but it is impossible to read that file to retrieve the lines within. Therefore, no copy to a temporary file can be made. Warning: Unknown line terminator $eol ignored SEE ALSO
This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.105, built on May 07, 2012. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/ LICENSE
Copyrights 2001-2012 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html perl v5.14.2 2012-05-07 Mail::Message::Body::File(3pm)

Featured Tech Videos