Bug 30797 - tcsh > operator truncates files to zero once they grow beyond 2 GB
Summary: tcsh > operator truncates files to zero once they grow beyond 2 GB
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcsh   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: David Lawrence
: 31259 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-03-06 10:36 UTC by Andreas Helke
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-14 10:43:58 UTC
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Description Andreas Helke 2001-03-06 10:36:14 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.2.16 i686)

If you append to a file with   the  tcsh > operator the file gets truncated
to zero lenght as soon as it reaches 2 GB of size. bash > operator works


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a file a few bytes less than 2 GB
2. in tcsh shell run echo "a new text string"  > pretty_big_file

Actual Results:  File consists of xt string only. 2 GB of content are

Expected Results:  A complete file 

/bin/ftp has problems with big files too it only writes the first 2 GB if I
remember correctly.

Comment 1 Andreas Helke 2001-03-06 10:40:07 UTC
There was a typo in my bug report. I meant the >> operator instead of the >

Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2001-03-14 10:43:51 UTC
*** Bug 31259 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2001-03-14 10:45:50 UTC
looks like tcsh needs llseek instead of the standard seek... fix appears to be

Comment 4 Kurt Zingler 2001-04-02 22:42:16 UTC
I have a similar problem with the tcsh.  I cannot get any file size larger than 4GB regardless of the method used to create the file.  
I was actually doing a load to a mysql db at the time.  I cannot seem to get passed the 4GB file size.  If I use bash
the problem goes away.

Comment 5 Kurt Zingler 2001-04-03 01:18:33 UTC
on bash I can build files greater than 4GB without a problem (Fisher and Wolverine).  But to correct my last email, I still cannot 
create mysql tables larger than 4GB.

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