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Old 09-18-2008
Problem in opening UNIX file in Windows

Hi ,

I am having file in unix with size (386796649) , below is the output of ls command in UNIX.
I have ftp'ed the file to my windows machine . When i tried to open the file it is not
opening . Why it is so . Is there is size limit.

-rw-rw-rw- 1 p10 pQQ 98473 Sep 17 17:20 427.ret
-rw-rw-rw- 1 p3 pQQ 606 Sep 17 17:29 485.ret
-rw-rw-rw- 1 p6 pQQ 386796649 Sep 17 18:26 411.ret ----> this is the file i cannot open


I have opened file more than (386796649) in my windows, why this file is not opening. Even the file
has any special character, in notepad /editplus it should open, but when i tried to do it is closing
indefinitely.

Thanks in advance,
Arun.
# 2  
Old 09-18-2008
The unix file you are trying to open in a windows editor is probably one large line under windows.
The reason for this is that unix is only using a <CR> as line terminator and windows is using a <CR><LF> as line terminator.

There are some tools available like dos2unix and unix2dos under solaris.

Regards,
P
# 3  
Old 09-18-2008
Thank you , Now what i did was i chaged the extension to txt and opened in noepad. But not is editplus and excell. Does the ile has some error. How can i check if the file has error
# 4  
Old 09-18-2008
What error would you expect ?
If you are looking for a specific word or sentence you can use grep or something like that.
# 5  
Old 09-18-2008
i didnt expect error, my question why this file with 300 MB is not opening in EDIT PLUS , EXCELL . Is there is any limit on that
 

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