SPUG: Parsing Huge Files

Aaron West tallpeak at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 28 10:34:48 PST 2007

If you don't care for exactly 1000 lines and just want to peek into "some
stuff" near the end of the file, you could just seek to say 1 megabyte less
than end of file, or something like that, then read the last megabyte, then
parse through it. Might be simpler than counting lines.

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Subject: SPUG: Parsing Huge Files

Hi All,

I need to parse often huge files of more than 3GB each, and take out
chunks of data, with a certain delimiter spanning multiple lines.
Mainly I am interested only starting and ending 1000 lines.

Is there a faster execution hook, where I can get last 1000  lines of huge
file, without skipping to the end of file.

I am new to the list, so don't know, whether it's the right place to ask
such question.

Thanks and Regards

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