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Text Editor for very big file - Windows

I tried to open a 18GB text file on Windows. I first tried gVim but it crashed when I loaded the file either under editable or read only mode. Any suggestion?

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Try out this text file viewer:


It was specifically designed for text files over 1GB in size.

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Doesn't support UTF-8 but this is the best I've found too. –  hippietrail May 22 '11 at 6:30

disable vim plugins, run it like

vim -u "NONE" hugefile.log

Got this from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/908575/how-to-edit-multi-gigabyte-text-files-vim-doesnt-work

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I used this to open up files which are more than 8GB : http://www.sweetscape.com/010editor/

use cygwin to start using the file utilities like head, tail, grep, awk, sed for analysing part of the data and running awk or sed scripts to get an overall result

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