Bug 42110 - File command fails on large files
File command fails on large files
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 27199
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: file (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-05-24 07:04 EDT by Jeremy Sanders
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-11 18:16:00 EDT
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Description Jeremy Sanders 2001-05-24 07:04:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
Creating a file large than 2GB, and then using the file command on it fails:

[creating temp.file from /dev/zero...]

[root@xpc1 jss]# ls -lH temp.file 
-rw-r--r--    1 root     system       2.9G May 24 12:06 temp.file
[root@xpc1 jss]# file temp.file 
temp.file: can't stat `temp.file' (Value too large for defined data type).

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1. follow procedure above

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Comment 1 Need Real Name 2001-06-11 18:15:57 EDT
This bug seems to be the same as #27199
Comment 2 Jeremy Sanders 2001-06-12 04:45:13 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 27199 ***

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