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# 1  
Old 10-04-2001
VI opens slow

when ever I try to vi a file that resides on another machines it takes forever for it to open. Does anyone have any ideas why it would be doing this? I have 7 unix machines and the only two that do this are both running tru64.
# 2  
Old 10-05-2001
How big is the file?
How fast is your network?
Does something like: "cat filename | wc -l" run any faster?
Is it slow on all files or only one file?

- dEvNuL
# 3  
Old 10-05-2001
VI opens slow

Well, we are running at 100mb ethernet and the size of the file is 789k. I tried "cat filename | wc -l" but it didn't work. It returned a number and then a prompt.

The slowness happens whenever I open a file located on another machine. If I open a local file, then no problem.
# 4  
Old 10-05-2001
That is wc -l is suppose to do.. Return you a number.. What was that number?.. Was it faster then loading the file into vi?...

Please answer my other questions too.. ;>

- dEvNuL
# 5  
Old 10-05-2001
VI opens slow

ok, when I did "cat filename | wc -l" it does run a lot faster. the number was 9518. It took 5sec to run and the vi takes 25sec to open the file.

The VI opens slow on all files that are not local.

Thanks for your help!
# 6  
Old 10-06-2001
Well you have yourself a really odd problem here... I know you said the client system was tru64 UNIX, what is the host system (the system where the file is stored?)...

One last thing I would like you to try..... Type "ex filename"...

Is that any faster?.. In case you don't know ex.. Once you are in ex, just type q to get out of it...

Is it possible to get access to the system?...

- dEvNuL
# 7  
Old 10-09-2001
VI opens slow

I tried ex filename, and it took the same amount of time. Smilie

The host machine where the file resides is a linux box running Redhat 5.1

I know this is an odd problem. I don't understand why it would have this problem.

I'm afraid I can't give you access to them system. Sorry.
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