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ThinkPHP Blog:
Handling large files with(out) PHP
August 02, 2006 @ 05:47:06

On the ThinkPHP blog today, there's a quick hint about dealing with larger files both with and whithout PHP.

As one man was quoted "640K of memory should be enough for anybody" no one will need to access more than 2 GB data. What happens if you - just for scientific reasons of course - try to access larger files using your 32bit hardware and your favorite programming language PHP?

They give the example of opening a large 2 gig file with PHP and the resulting error that would pop up. They try a few differnt ways before getting down to more of a non-PHP PHP solution (yes, you read that right). They decided, instead, to create a script to work with the file chunked, using an exec() call to the unix split command to break it up.

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