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jEdit can't open file with very long lines
Submitted by mtgavin on Thursday, 31 October, 2013 - 19:21
I am using jEdit 5.1.0 (Linux). I have a text file that is generated by a development tool I am using. It has many lines, but it has a couple lines in excess of 4000 characters. If I try to open it with jEdit, jEdit seems to open it, but when I try to scroll down further, it seems to get to the point where the long lines start, then it cant scroll down any further. You basically can't see the file past the point where the long lines start. At least I am able to close the file - it doesnt hang my jedit session. But I cant get the file to scroll to the point where the long lines start, the window just sort of hits a wall at that point.

I get lots of errors like this: (lots of errors with regex in them, although I am not doing any regex searches when this happens so this confuses me)

2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$CharProperty.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Branch.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupHead.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Loop.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupTail.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$BranchConn.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$CharProperty.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Branch.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupHead.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Loop.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupTail.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$BranchConn.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$CharProperty.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Branch.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupHead.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Loop.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupTail.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$BranchConn.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$CharProperty.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Branch.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupHead.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$Loop.match(Unknown Source)
2:18:59 PM [AWT-EventQueue-0] [error] AWT-EventQueue-0: at java.util.regex.Pattern$GroupTail.match(Unknown Source)


Problem seems independent of whether I turn on word wrap.

I would like to be able to open files with very long lines and scroll all the way through them.
Thank you.
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by Robert Schwenn on Tue, 05/11/2013 - 18:25
Hi,
I guess jEdit is struggling with syntax highlighting or building sidekick structure. Try to change the edit mode to "text".

Robert
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