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Re: huge punch file

Solntsev Pasha

I made simple program to do this job without any problem and any text editor. See

If you need native Windows XP application, let me know. Source code available.
To get last block like "VEC" "HESS" just type
datagam -i -1 PUNCH
For example:
datagam -i VEC -1 PUNCH
will extract last VEC bloc and save it to VEC.last file.

datagam -i VEC 0 PUNCH
extract all VEC's in save them into separate files.

datagam -i VEC 3 PUNCH
extract 3rd VEC in save them into VEC.3 file

Under Linux then you can very easy type
cat VEC.last >> input

Same thing you can also to do with any block.

Best, Pavel.

On Mon Mar 7 '11 4:15pm, Masoud Nahali wrote
>Dear Firefly Users

>In some cases where punch files are huge, it is impossible to copy VEC section of the punch file to a input file. As I have examined PFE.exe editor works more efficiently than the windows original editors (notepad and wordpad) and it can easily open such files (about 500 MB) but it can't copy the huge VEC section to a input file. Is it possible to read VEC section of a punch file by Firefly without copying the VEC section to a input file ? I appreciate your help in advance.

> Best Wishes

> Masoud
>Masoud Nahali, Sharif University of Technology

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