Howdy Julie,

There are many things people use linux for that don't require a VM. There
is cygwin, the win32 ports for many utilities, and you can use saxon for
XML stuff which doesn't have dependencies that require you to be running

When you truly need a linux system, you can configure an Amazon machine any
way you want with an EBS-backed (as opposed to instance store) root allows
which can be turned on/off just when you use it at a cost of only pennies
per hour and you can give it as much horsepower as you want. BTW, if your
replacement system is windows 10, it has a decent linux subsystem.

VMs are great when you need them, but sometimes they're like using a
chainsaw to cut butter.


On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 5:32 AM, Julie Swierczek <[log in to unmask]>

> "on a Linux computer".  I can only *dream* of having access to a Linux
> computer at work. I have a Win 7 machine that is 4 years old.  I can't even
> run a VM on here, it's so slow. (I am due for a replacement this summer,
> but I can't hold my breath on this project until then.)
> Nonetheless, thank you for sharing this info.  I will make a note for the
> future, in case that day comes where I can have a real computer!
> Julie
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:38 AM, Patrick Hochstenbach <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Dear Julie
> >
> > The Perl project Catmandu is targeted
> > to massage data (including MARC). You can install it with this command
> on a
> > Linux  computer:
> >
> > $ cpanm Catmandu Catmandu::MARC
> >
> > To process your file and strip out all the fields with ‘Faux College’ in
> > the 710a field use this command:
> >
> > $ catmandu convert MARC —type XML to MARC —type XML —fix strip.fix <
> > yourdata.xml
> >
> > with a ‘strip.fix’ Fix script that looks like:
> >
> > do marc_each()
> >   if marc_match(“710a”,”Faux College")
> >         reject()
> >   end
> > end
> >
> > Cheers
> > Patrick