Subject: Re: gzip OSR 5.0.7 File Size Limit Exceeded (core dumped) From: Bela Lubkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, May 12, 2003 8:56 PM [reposting article that didn't make it through the mail->news gateway] ews wrote:
> I am trying to unzip a .gz file that is ~5 gigs. > when I try: > > # gzip -dv rwc8.tar.gz > > I get: > rwc8.tar.gz: File Size Limit Exceeded (core dumped) > > I have tried this command in bash, ksh, and csh. > > I have also tried such things as: > # man ulimit > # ulimit unlimited > and > # ulimit > unlimited > > # ulimit -Sf > unlimited > > # ulimit -Hf > unlimited > > all with the same results, core dump. The size of an individual file is limited to 2GB in OpenServer. Presumably you mean that the unzipped size is ~5GB and the zipped size is smaller? If you plan to extract the tar file, you should be able to: gzip -dc rwc8.tar.gz | tar xf - The amount of data that can flow through a pipe is not limited to 2GB. (But it will still fail if any individual file stored in the tar archive is larger than 2GB.) >Bela<
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