I wrote a simple program in c++ that does some calculations, outputs a number to a textfile, and repeats. Several million times. The final text file was around 215 megabytes, yet when I opened it, gedit took over 5 minutes to open all of it, and I went over my 4 Gb of ram and into the linux swap. Why does this happen when the original file size is only 200 MB?
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I would try opening the files in something like