There have been lots of good suggestions, and intend to followup.
We do have UltraEdit in the shop but only for 2 Win techs, and
not the remaining crew. I do want to point out that
the basic requirement of reading a text file of at least
2.3 gig is what started this post - and many (most) editors fail at that.
Since the post started we now have a 2.8 gig file.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Oberholtzer" <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: File editor for large ifs files

If you want a server based editor, your best bet is to use VI, or if you
want to, load VIM from the repositories available for AIX. Also, I
highly suggest you use PuTTY to access the system (You'll have to start
the secure shell server *SSHD) instead of 5250 emulation. Set the
terminal to use VT100 or Linux.

Can you use RDP to edit the file? That might seem the easiest way. As
Pete points out almost any PC editor could do the job.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 10/20/12 11:57 AM, Pete Hall wrote:
>Is there a file editor (prefer i based) that can open and edit large
>text files in the IFS?
>Somewhere between 1.5 and 2.3 gig the EDTF command returns a "Object is
>too large to process"
>CPFB620 w/Errno 3525 Notepad and Notepad++ fail.
>Jim Franz
PASE includes vi. If you can figure out how to use it in a screen-at-a-
time 5250 window, it will probably work. It wasn't worth the effort for

On Windoz, I use textpad, which not only can edit files up to 2GB, it has
excellent regular expression support, and source formatting and coloring
via source-type templates. I use it a lot for editing awk, windows
script, nix shell and edi files on a variety of remote file systems. It
can convert seamlessly between PC, nix and Apple line endings and
character sets. It's shareware. It doesn't do EBCDIC though.


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