counting fasta files

Fernan Aguero fernan at
Wed Sep 11 16:24:47 UTC 2002

+----[ Asi hablaba Ted Chiang (tchiang at
| I have a file that contains several hundreds of fasta sequences.  Is there
| a function/program that will count the number of sequences in this file
| and report it?

Here's another one

cat file.fasta | grep -c \>

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