> If you want to know how many lines there are *before* inserting to the
> database, you can't count "as you go", you have to either read the
> file twice or read it once, store it memory in a variable and then
> insert in the database.

Sure you can, simply do the line count first, then the insert. If it's
a big file it will still be quicker than reading the whole thing into

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