page overflow error

Posted by perlman1 on 2012-03-25 12:05

I would appreciate a bit of information regarding the page overflow warning. I am writing to a format string and sometimes the output is quite long and it generates this warning. I realize this is caused when the write variable produced more lines than can fit on a page. However, I can find no information regarding how to fix it (other than possibly trying to continually reset page length on the fly as new data is processed) and whether this is serious. I am not putting any headers or footers in the output, and it is being dumped to a plain text file which will be opened in a normal text editor which will split into pages as needed. How would this normally be handled, and more importantly, when this error occurs, is any data lost?