how to open a 50mb log file

i have a 50mb log file that i would like to open and edit.  wordpad and word 2000 freezes everytime i try to open the file.  any other suggestions?
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Try using a compression utility like Winzip. After "zipping" the log file, open it from within the Winzip interface. Sounds like it should work...good luck.

diekenAuthor Commented:
nope that did not work.
thanks for trying.
btw i have a p2 350 with
over 200mb ram
Try using  edit.exe while in DOS.
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diekenAuthor Commented:
i don't know much about dos.
i can find the file in dos, but then what?
if it's a 50 MB thing i can tell You is that You do something wrong...what You need to do is find yourself an editor that supports unlimited file-lengths, something like Multi-Edit or Textpad.

Also there are programs that can interpretate the file for You and generate reports of userlogs and stuff like that completely for You...

but i recommend using Textpad i use it every day...

hope this helps..

Max Davidse

Textpad can be found on:
multiedit probably at

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For test im created testfile of ~45MB size.

Im used Build-in FarManager1.62 Editor
 for testing of editing this file.

Open time ~2Minutes, Save time ~5Minutes. Editing is well good responce time.

My system: Pentium 120, 64MB Ram, NT4.0.
Your system is goodest than my and your result must be have better times.

Far Manager is shareware product for Windows 9x and NT. To download it go

Far Manager Editor is good and im like it.

Good Look
Using edit.exe is easy and simple.
Just go to your DOS prompt, type in edit.exe

Then just open the file as normal.

Oh and ReAn, thanks for locking this question.
diekenAuthor Commented:
the textpad product sugessted by dreammaster worked for me.
diekenAuthor Commented:
thanks dreammaster
hey man..

You're welcome...

just glad to be of assistance.
Textpad is a very good editor to use for multiple occasions You can open and show syntax for HTML, ASP, C, C++, perl and much more and You download additional dictionaries from their site to even increase it's wide variaty of use...

Max Davidse
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