> From: Roy Zimmer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 26 May, 2004 08:57
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Linfeed Trick
> 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.
People must really like to write code! What's wrong with
using tools already available to you?
cat *.mrc | tr \035 \012 | wc -l
Seems to work just peachy for me, without writing Java, Perl,
Python, etc. Maybe I missed something along the way...