sort command help


       sort - sort lines of text files
 

SYNOPSIS

       ../src/sort [OPTION]... [FILE]...
 

DESCRIPTION

       Write sorted concatenation of all FILE(s) to standard out­
       put.
 
       +POS1 [-POS2]
              start a key at POS1, end it *before* POS2 (obsoles­
              cent)  field numbers and character offsets are num­
              bered starting with  zero  (contrast  with  the  -k
              option)
 
       -b     ignore leading blanks in sort fields or keys
 
       -c     check if given files already sorted, do not sort
 
       -d     consider only [a-zA-Z0-9 ] characters in keys
 
       -f     fold lower case to upper case characters in keys
 
       -g     compare according to general numerical value, imply
              -b
 
       -i     consider only [0-76] characters in keys
 
       -k POS1[,POS2]
              start a key at POS1, end it *at* POS2 field numbers
              and  character  offsets  are numbered starting with
              one (contrast with zero-based +POS form)
 
       -l     sort according to current locale
 
       -m     merge already sorted files, do not sort
 
       -M     compare (unknown) < `JAN' < ... < `DEC', imply -b
 
       -n     compare according to string numerical value,  imply
              -b
 
       -o FILE
              write result on FILE instead of standard output
 
       -r     reverse the result of comparisons
 
       -s     stabilize sort by disabling last resort comparison
 
       -t SEP use SEParator instead of non- to whitespace transi­
              tion
 
              use DIRECTORY for temporary files, not  $TMPDIR  or
              /tmp
 
       -u     with  -c,  check for strict ordering; with -m, only
              output the first of an equal sequence
 
       -z     end lines  with  0  byte,  not  newline,  for  find
              -print0
 
       --help display this help and exit
 
       --version
              output version information and exit
 
       POS  is F[.C][OPTS], where F is the field number and C the
       character position in the field,  both  counted  from  one
       with  -k,  from  zero  with the obsolescent form.  OPTS is
       made up of one or more of Mbdfinr; this  effectively  dis­
       ables global -Mbdfinr settings for that key.  If no key is
       given, use the entire line as the key.  With no  FILE,  or
       when FILE is -, read standard input.
 

AUTHOR

       Written by Mike Haertel.
 

REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.
 

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying condi­
       tions.  There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY
       or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
 

SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for sort is maintained as a Texinfo
       manual.  If  the  info  and  sort  programs  are  properly
       installed at your site, the command
 
              info sort
 
       should give you access to the complete manual.
 

   

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