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  • "HansNyb" started this thread

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Friday, October 7th 2011, 5:41pm

Mac users please help

I am making a Gigapixel in 260.000x38000 and has got into the max 256 files problem

The tools does not work because to many files need to be open.

Klaus has told me I should use Terminal and run command ulimit -n 1000 ( or more)
However it does not work for me. After I have run it I just get a popup saying Apple event Handler failed when I drop the file on the droplet.
I have to close down Terminal to reset it

I searched the web and got alot of solutions. One is to make a file in the Invisible ETC folder called launchd.conf and write this in it.

limit maxfiles 1000000 unlimited

That should make the max files permanently changed . I managed to find out how to do this , however it does not work.

Anyone who knows how to do this properly.

If I run ulimit -n to find out what it says I now get this. It looks like I have 1000 but I still get errors.
Last login: Fri Oct 7 17:19:42 on ttys000
ulimit -n
ulimit -n 1000
ulimit -n 1000 ; exit;
Hans-Nybergs-iMac:~ hansiMac$ ulimit -n
Hans-Nybergs-iMac:~ hansiMac$ ulimit -n 1000
Hans-Nybergs-iMac:~ hansiMac$ ulimit -n 1000 ; exit;

[Process completed]



Friday, October 7th 2011, 7:20pm

I don't know anything about Mac but have you tried using something like this in the terminal with that unlimit command? Maybe worth a shot if you have not.

Taken from the transform tool documentation

ktransform mode inputfile outputfile [rx ry rz [fov]] [options]