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Re: File editor for large ifs files - solution



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As a followup to my post looking for file editors that can handle > 2 gig stream files:

The best performance (speed, and not hanging) was 010 Editor
(zero one zero)
http://www.sweetscape.com/010editor/
not free, but 30day trial, and light years ahead of the others.

VI or VIM also worked, but not as many features & slower


Also, for checking well formed-ness in a xml file (over 2 gig)
a Python script posted on a web board (lost the link but this is the script

import xml.parsers.expat,sys
from glob import glob
import os

def parsefile(file):
parser = xml.parsers.expat.ParserCreate()
parser.ParseFile(open(file, "r"))

filename = "T:/edi/xml/ABC_2011_Bills.txt"

try:
parsefile(filename)
print "%s is well-formed" % filename
except Exception, e:
startSpot = str(e).rfind("line ") +5
endSpot = str(e).rfind(",")
lineNumber = str(e)[startSpot:endSpot]
print(str(lineNumber) + ' ' + filename)

(we did put Python 2.7 on a fast pc, and moved the large file to the pc - reading between pc & i was very slow...

Thanks to all that posted.


Jim Franz





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