Getting database sizes for indexed databases

José R. Valverde jrvalverde at
Thu Mar 6 15:44:44 UTC 2003

On Thu, 06 Mar 2003 14:57:21 +0000
David Martin <d.m.a.martin at> wrote:

> Is there an easy way to determine the size (ie number of sequences) in a
> database?
> Could such information be added to showdb?
The easy way:

	grep $entry database

May not give you what you want if you refer not to records but entry numbers.

Ah, but then this happens in databases like embl and swissprot..

The even easier way:

	See the README file which contains the number of entries.


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