Large data (was Re: ftp archives disappearing?)
cmcnabb at vt.edu
Tue Mar 20 11:42:45 CDT 2007
On 3/20/07 12:32 PM, "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> Like the time (10 years ago ;-) that a user tried to vi a 30MB file on
> an old Sun box... he was astonished that he couldn't do it. The
> problem was that vi wanted to buffer the edits in /var/tmp which had
> about 10MB free. Things did not go well.
Heck, I still have users who try to use vi to edit files that are larger
than /var/tmp and /var/tmp is upwards of 8 gigabytes!
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