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  • rolandkbs
    You can install the coreutils package. The commands of this package (including ls and rm) are able to handle files 2GB. Regards, Roland
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 6 3:38 AM
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      You can install the coreutils package. The commands of this package (including ls and rm) are able to handle files >2GB.

      Regards, Roland

      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "trulygilbert" <gil_tsang@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi there - I just unslung my NSLU2 and had accidentally created a file foo.bar larger than 2GB and got this error when listing the file:
      >
      > ls: ./foo.bar: Value too large for defined data type
      >
      > I wasn't able to ls or rm at that point.
      >
      > The problem appears that ls was compiled with 32bit addressing.
      >
      > The solution is to use perl (which is built using 64 bit addressing, downloaded via ipkg)
      >
      > perl -e 'unlink("backup.tar");'
      >
      > More info here:
      >
      > http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/faq/coreutils-faq.html#Value-too-large-for-defined-data-type
      >
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