Delila Program: bigbuf

bigbuf program

Documentation for the bigbuf program is below, with links to related programs in the "see also" section.

{   version = 1.01; (* of bigbuf.p 2010 Feb 05}

(* begin module describe.bigbuf *)
(*
name
   bigbuf: show last n characters of a file

synopsis
   bigbuf(afile: in, bigbufp: in, bfile: out, output: out)

files

   afile:  input file to examine

   bfile:  the last buffersize characters of afile

   bigbufp:  parameters to control the program.  The file must contain the
      following parameters, one per line:

      parameterversion: The version number of the program.  This
      allows the user to be warned if an old parameter file is used.

      buffersize (integer): number of characters to to store in a
      circular buffer

      bufferstart (integer): number of characters to display from the
      start of the buffer

   output: messages to the user

description

   Read characters into a circular buffer so that only the last
   buffersize characters are stored.  At the end of the file, show the
   first bufferstart characters of the buffer.

examples

strawberry 76% b
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The top-level auxiliary file: paper.aux
The style file: unsrt.bst
Database file #1: buildrefs/troff.bib
Your field is more than 5000 characters---line 685 of file buildrefs/troff.bib
 : title = "{I protein: bacteriophage T7-coded inhibito
 :                                                     r of Escherichia
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Your field is more than 5000 characters---line 964 of file buildrefs/troff.bib
 : y
 :  ear = "1982"}
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Your field is more than 5000 characters---line 1198 of file buildrefs/troff.bib
 : %% McAllister, W.T., Morris, C., Rosenberg, A.H. and Studier, F.W. (1981)
 :                                                                          .  \fI
J. Mol. Biol.\fP \fB153\fP, 527-544.
I'm skipping whatever remains of this entry
Your field is more than 5000 characters---line 1500 of file buildrefs/troff.bib
 : %% Pingoud, A.
 :                (1985).  \fIEur. J. Biochem.\fP \fB147\fP, 105-109.
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Illegal end of database file---line 2153 of file buildrefs/troff.bib
 : year = "1981"}
 :
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How to locate this?  One must count back 5000 characters from the end
of the file.

documentation

see also

author

   Thomas Dana Schneider

bugs

technical notes

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(* end module describe.bigbuf *)
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