Seek the one billionth line in a file containing 3 billion lines.

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Wed Aug 8 12:45:15 CEST 2007

On Wed, 08 Aug 2007 09:54:26 +0200, Méta-MCI \(MVP\) wrote:

> Create a "index" (a file with 3,453,299,000 tuples : 
> line_number + start_byte) ; this file has fix-length lines.
> slow, OK, but once.

Why storing the line number?  The first start offset is for the first
line, the second start offset for the second line and so on.

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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