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<2010-05-17> by Lorenzo Bolla

Editors' speed on opening big files

While playing with different editors (namely vim and sam) I tried to time how long some common editors take to open a big file (~140Mb).

Here are the results:

editor

real

user

sys

ed

4.866s

3.440s

3.440s

vim

2.086s

0.836s

0.232s

nano

16.264s

15.361s

0.172s

sam

way too long

Then, for curiosity, I timed less with and without (-n) line numbering:

less

3.552s

0.200s

0.072s

less -n

0.182s

0.016s

0.016s

Not sure what to do with these numbers, yet…