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Windows: File Is To Big To Be Opened By NotePad++, Use Wordpad As Alternative

In the process of troubleshooting a problem with mysqldump I was viewing MySQL backups using Notepad++. I typically view and edit large files using Linux with vi however in this scenario it was more convenient to view the files quickly from a Windows laptop using Notepad++. The first couple of backups were between 50MB and 100MB and while they were a bit slow to open with Notepad++ they did open without further issue and provided an easy method to search through the files.

Eventually I backed up a database file that ended up being 195MB of pure SQL such as mydatabase.sql. When attempting to open this file with Notepad++ I received the below error.

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Upgrade Wireshark From Version 1.0.2 to Version 1.0.7

Wireshark, previously Ethereal, is a network protocol analyzer that allows you to inspect the packets of hundreds of different protocols. The upgrade process is very straight forward but it doesn’t hurt to mention that it is OK to go ahead and uninstall the previous version during the upgrade. Basically you will be uninstalling your current version of Wireshark (1.0.2 in my case) and then installing the new version (1.0.7). Follow the directions below to complete the Wireshark upgrade process.

  1. Download Newest Version: You can download the latest version of Wireshark here.