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Better notepad++

Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:08 PM

I have a file that has somewhere around 100,000 lines in it. I tried to open it in notepad++ but the file was too big. Does anybody know of a program similar to notepad++ that has infinite width and line numbering and the ability to open extremely large files?
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Re: Better notepad++

Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

I just have to ask because I'm curious...

WTF is the file that has 100,000 lines?

Also, this might seem obvious but... What program did you use to make it? Or did you do it programmatically by continually appending without thinking about useability and compatibility with off-the-shelf software?

Have you tried Word, or WordPad?

If you did this programmatically, then you might want to write it some more smarts for the system, like breaking into a new file every 10,000 lines - auto naming part001, part002 and so on for re-assembly kind of like how big .rar files do.

You probably also want to consider shifting from a flat file to some flavor of database with that many lines.

Excel has a limit of just over a million rows. So you could import to MS Excel.


Worksheet size 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns

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Re: Better notepad++

Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:32 PM

Not sure if notepad++ compiles code for you, but the tool i use and love to then ends of the world for web development and other codes is http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html

Its fast, responsive, and never had an issue with long lines of code. But then again ive never tried 100000 lines of code!

But give it whirl.
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