[tex-k] [axel.struebing@le-tex.de: dvips and files > 2GB]

Tomas G. Rokicki rokicki at CS.Stanford.EDU
Wed Nov 17 00:54:22 CET 2004

As a temporary workaround, try

   dvips foo.dvi -o - >foo.ps

When I do this, even ancient versions of dvips can generate files
larger than 2GB . . .

I believe the dvi format is limited to 2GB itself due to the use
of byte-offset file pointers within the format (although we could
easily let them wrap and just simply ignore them; dvips reads
the dvi file front to back in any case).

Pity the poor PostScript interpreter that gets to grok these files.


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