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Old 05-30-2011
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
 

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NAME
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This module is part of the low-level DBus binding APIs, and should not be used by application code. No guarentees are made about APIs under the "Net::DBus::Binding::" namespace being stable across releases. This module provides a convenience constructor for creating a message representing an error condition. METHODS
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Daniel P. Berrange. COPYRIGHT
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