Re: [htdig] htdig sort failed

Subject: Re: [htdig] htdig sort failed
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Sat Mar 11 2000 - 16:00:19 PST

At 7:33 AM -1000 3/11/00, Sadhunathan Nadesan wrote:
>htmerge: Sorting...
>htmerge: Word sort failed
>the indexing process that failed produced this system error message
>/bin/sort: write error: No space left on device

This probably means you simply ran out of disk space on whatever
drive it was using for sorting. By default, the rundig script sets
this through the TMPDIR environment variable. So if that drive
doesn't have a bunch of free space, you'll get this message. Simply
change the TMPDIR directory to land on a drive with more free space
and you'll be fine.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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