> 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...
I have done some things like that. I guess that I do like to write
code, though. And the teeny, tiny benefit is that I have to type less(!)
when counting MARC records.