In a unix/linux environment I get a list of hundreds of files that need to be deleted. This list comes to me every week in the Advertisements
:%s/[ctrlkey+v and ctrl-key+M]//g
Using the find command with wc (word count) you can see a) total files b) just files c) just links and d) just directories.
Use the following in Solaris to dd file on tape to file on disk. bash-3.00# dd if=/dev/rmt/0bn of=/<path>/<output_file> bs=32768k