Thom Hickey wrote about the "linefeed trick". That was a bit of a
"duh" moment for me. But then, I've seldom had the need to grep
a marc format file.
He also mentioned wc -l working better with that. I've gotten around
that with a short Perl program: go to
and look for marccount.pl.
It doesn't require any modifications to the marc file, but I suspect
that others have written something like that, too.
Roy Zimmer----->OIT----->Library Stuff & Other things----->
Western Michigan University----->Kalamazoo, Michigan USA
localsystem=P3 ICBM=(%Fatal:GPS error 51) RF=KB8UBA AF="Hey you!" QRM!
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