[TxMt] Re: Huge files in Textmate

Ian Piper ianpiper at mac.com
Thu Aug 14 10:03:17 UTC 2008

On 14 Aug 2008, at 10:47, Adam Eberbach wrote:

> I have a 300MB file, a text file which is the output of a long SQL  
> run. Years
> ago I remembered opening such huge files in Visual Studio or  
> Slickedit without
> much trouble so I tried it - no way, it gave up after grabbing about  
> 1.2GB of
> RAM and exhausting what was free.
> OK, silly thing to do anyway - I got what I needed from the terminal  
> using head
> and tail. But is this expected behavior? Can't it partially load  
> files and
> load/dump as you scroll? Eating 4x file size in memory and still not  
> having
> enough seems a bit excessive.
> Not complaining, just curious.

This is my biggest (well, only) complaint about TextMate. I am  
handling some sql dump files at the moment and TextMate runs out of  
steam with files bigger than 5 MB. For these bigger files I use Oxygen  
or Editix. I'd use TextMate for everything if it weren't for this  


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