I have a log file which is output of c++ program . It contains very long strings .
The problem arises when I open gedit to view them , I just cant go through the lines -- its like the system comes to a crawl and gets laggy .
Then when I quit gedit , the system still remains laggy [ top does not any memory hogging app ] . I just have to restart to restore the system . Why does this happen and what is the way out instead of plain restarting ?