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SORT

Sorts line-by-line the input data.

Syntax:

SORT [/r] [/+N] [/m Kilobytes] [/l Locale] [/rec Characters] [[Drive1:][Path1]FileName1] [/t [Drive2:][Path2]] [/o [Drive3:][Path3]FileName3]

/r – reverses sort order.

/+N – starts the comparison from Nth character position.

/m Kilobytes – limit memory for sorting for some maximal amount in Kilobytes.

/l Locale – overrides default system locale for sorting non-Latin characters.

/rec Characters – limits maximal amount of characters per line in input (Characters should be integer number from 160 to 65535, 4096 by default).

[Drive1:][Path1]FileName1 – the file to be sorted.

/t [Drive2:][Path2] – directory for SORT command data that exceeds the limited amount of memory.

/o [Drive3:][Path3]FileName3 – output file for the sorted data.

Usage:

SORT command performs case-insensitive sorting.

If you do not specify input or output file(s), SORT command will take data from standard input and write it to standard output.

If you specify /+ option, all lines shorter than specified N will be collated before ‘long’ lines.

Examples:

Sort lines from ToSort.txt and display them on screen:

SORT ToSort.txt

 

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