Friggin' huge text file!!!

rfult001rfult001 Posts: 407Member
I need a windows application to view a 1 GB log file (text file). Word tops out at 512 MB, notepad, notepad++, gvim, and wordpad can't open it. I don't happen to have a linux box handy to load the file on so I can run "tail".

I'm at a loss. Any ideas? :s

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  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    Try TextPad.
  • shednikshednik Posts: 2,005Member
    Baretail says it has no size limit.
  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Posts: 579Member
    shednik wrote: »
    Baretail says it has no size limit.

    I've opened a 5 gig log (.txt) file with TEXTPAD before, it took a while but it got there in the end!
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  • KGhaleonKGhaleon Posts: 1,347Member
    I had textpad open a file which contained all the works of shakespeare. :D
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  • rfult001rfult001 Posts: 407Member
    I had textpad attempt to open this file and it crashed my system. Stupid 1GB of RAM...

    Baretail looks cool. Gonna try it out.
  • rfult001rfult001 Posts: 407Member
    Baretail FTW! This is a nice little log viewer, much nicer than using notepad. icon_thumright.gificon_thumright.gificon_thumright.gif
  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    rfult001 wrote: »
    I had textpad attempt to open this file and it crashed my system. Stupid 1GB of RAM...
    You need enough RAM + swap to be able to load the file. Buy more RAM :P
  • rfult001rfult001 Posts: 407Member
    Work computer sucks, unfortunately. I have another system with 4GB next to me but I am using it for software testing and it would've been a pain to transfer the file to that system as it is not allowed on the network in its current state. Oh well.
  • tierstentiersten Posts: 4,505Member
    rfult001 wrote: »
    Work computer sucks, unfortunately. I have another system with 4GB next to me but I am using it for software testing and it would've been a pain to transfer the file to that system as it is not allowed on the network in its current state. Oh well.
    Uninstalling Microsoft Bob might speed up your work PC ;)

    Go ask your boss nicely for some extra RAM...
  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Posts: 1,800Member
    Kiwi Log Viewer is another option.
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  • rfult001rfult001 Posts: 407Member
    I tried the Kiwi free version but it is limited to 700 MB icon_sad.gif
  • blargoeblargoe Posts: 4,164Member
    Open it in Internet Explorer (rename it to txt or html)
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