[tex-k] Size limitation for dvips output files

Hilmar Preusse hille42 at web.de
Fri Sep 3 09:54:59 CEST 2010

On 01.09.10 Hilmar Preusse (hille42 at web.de) wrote:


> > I'm fairly certain that if dvips is compiled with large file
> > support, it will just work (at least for output files; I make no
> > guarantees if you try to use a dvi file or PK file larger than
> > 2GB).
> The resulting dvips binary however did not solve the problem.
> hille at sid:~ $ uname -a
> Linux sid 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Thu Aug 12 13:38:27 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
To make sure I checked if it could be a limitation of the system: it
is not:

hille at sid:~ $ dd if=/dev/zero of=a1 count=4300000
4300000+0 records in
4300000+0 records out
2201600000 bytes (2.2 GB) copied, 108.588 s, 20.3 MB/s
hille at sid:~ $ ls -l a1
-rw-r--r-- 1 hille users 2201600000 Sep  3 09:52 a1

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