I have a NAWK program that parses large data files (60-120 MBytes) and
gathers statistics based on occurances of key words and phrases. I parse
several of these large files, gathering statistics into associative arrays
and output the results when done. I've noticed, however, that whenever
space in /tmp gets tight, the program aborts with a regexp error. Anyone
have some knowledge about how NAWK is handling its arrays? Is it using
/tmp as a temporary bucket while it sorts things out or does it use it
as a repository if memory is getting short?
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Kim Kelln Applied Terravision Systems Inc. Tel: (403) 266-9419
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