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Re: [vox-tech] Decompressing large files


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Decompressing large files
  • From: Henry House <hajhouse@hMAPSouseag.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 14:18:07 -0800
  • References: 39FDF3AC.82047452@sagresdiscovery.com

On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 02:18:20PM -0800, Eric Engelhard wrote:
> I am decompressing large (>1GB compressed) genome sequence files. I have
> plenty of free space on a fast scsi and 256MB of RAM. When I tried to to
> use "uncompress filename.Z" or "gzip -d filename.Z" I got a write error
> each time. The solution (well, MY solution) was to use the "-c" option
> with uncompress and pipe the output to a specified file. Does anyone
> know enough about uncompress to tell me why this solves the problem?

Is it possible that gzip is attempting to create a temporary file that
exceeds 2Gb in size? Files are generally limited to 2Gb or less on 32-bit
hardware.

-- 
Henry House
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