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How do you view a long file in vi and search a string..
Sometimes vi says that File too long...
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view file
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what is the concept of vi-buffer file where it stores the information.
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what is the concept of vi-buffer file where it stores the information.
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vi's buffer (if you mean that) is used to roll back changes, for example with the u command.
view does not use a buffer 'cause it's readonly ;-)
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what is the concept of vi-buffer file where it stores the information.
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view filename will solve the problem, but if I want to do it with vi only then, is it possible ? Is there any variable or parameter whose value can be increased and vi will allow us to see the long file even.
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vi -R file

# how about RTFM - read the fine man-page ;-)
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