Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65648
Cat under csh fails at 2gb
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
When attempting to cat a file larger than 2gb under csh (only csh, not bash)
you get: "Filesize limit exceeded (core dumped)" When manipulating the same
file using cp or tar there is no problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load csh if not already running it ("csh")
2. Create a file larger than 2gb (e.g "tar cvf test.tar /some large directory")
3. Attempt to cat the file into another file ("cat test.tar >> test2.tar")
Actual Results: It starts to work but produces the error message and dies when
it reaches 2147483647
Expected Results: It should cat the entire file!
This is fixed in the tcsh in 8.0.