Using Text editors to look at a huge file?

I want to look through a large XML file, but cannot if the editor is buggy.

Any suggestions?

If you are working on Windows, then I’ll recommend gVim. Where Notepad++ will choke on very large files, VIM has chowed through those puppies with little problem.

	[010Editor]( on Windows will open GIANT (think 5GB) files in binary mode and allow you to edit and search the text.

	Community wiki:

	Suggestions are

		[gVim]( loads entire file into memory first.
		[Emacs]( (has a low maximum buffer size limit if compiled in 32-bit mode).
		[Large Text File Viewer](
		PilotEdit (loads entire file into memory first).
		HxD hex editor, but good for large files.

	Text editors with 2GB limit: [TextPad](