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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       sort - sort lines of text files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       sort [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Write sorted concatenation of all FILE(s) to standard output.

       Ordering options:

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long  options are mandatory for short options

       -b, --ignore-leading-blanks ignore leading blanks

       -d, --dictionary-order
	      consider only blanks and alphanumeric characters

       -f, --ignore-case
	      fold lower case to upper case characters

       -g, --general-numeric-sort
	      compare according to general numerical value

       -i, --ignore-nonprinting
	      consider only printable characters

       -M, --month-sort
	      compare (unknown) < `JAN' < ... < `DEC'

       -n, --numeric-sort
	      compare according to string numerical value

       -r, --reverse
	      reverse the result of comparisons

       Other options:

       -c, --check
	      check whether input is sorted; do not sort

       -k, --key=POS1[,POS2]
	      start a key at POS1, end it at POS 2 (origin 1)

       -m, --merge
	      merge already sorted files; do not sort

       -o, --output=FILE
	      write result to FILE instead of standard output

       -s, --stable
	      stabilize sort by disabling last-resort comparison

       -S, --buffer-size=SIZE
	      use SIZE for main memory buffer

       -t, --field-separator=SEP use SEP instead of non- to whitespace transition

       -T, --temporary-directory=DIR
	      use  DIR	for  temporaries, not $TMPDIR or /tmp multiple options
	      specify multiple directories

       -u, --unique
	      with -c: check for strict ordering otherwise:  output  only  the
	      first of an equal run

       -z, --zero-terminated
	      end lines with 0 byte, not newline

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       POS  is	F[.C][OPTS],  where  F is the field number and C the character
       position in the field.  OPTS is	one  or  more  single-letter  ordering
       options,  which	override  global ordering options for that key.  If no
       key is given, use the entire line as the key.

       SIZE may be followed by the following multiplicative suffixes: % 1%  of
       memory, b 1, K 1024 (default), and so on for M, G, T, P, E, Z, Y.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       ***  WARNING  ***  The locale specified by the environment affects sort
       order.  Set LC_ALL=C to get the traditional sort order that uses native
       byte values.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by Mike Haertel and Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  full documentation for sort is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and sort programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the

	      info sort

       should give you access to the complete manual.

sort (textutils) 2.1		   July 2002			       SORT(1)
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