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hpr1172 :: LiTS 022: Sort

Sort lines of text files with the sort command

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Hosted by Dann on 2013-01-29 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Linux in the Shell

Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/

The sort command does just that, it sorts input.  Input can be a list of files, standard in, or files with standard in. The first example presents this simple file, shopping.txt,  containing a list of items:

chicken
fish
sour cream
bread crumbs
milk
eggs
bread
sinkers
fishing hooks

Issuing the sort command on this file:

sort shopping.txt

Would present the following output:

bread
bread crumbs
chicken
eggs
fish
fishing hooks
milk
sinkers
sour cream

For more information including a complete video please see http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2013/01/29/episode-022-sort/


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