text sortType

Thierry Douez th.douez at gmail.com
Tue May 28 12:31:28 CDT 2013


Hi Andrew,

AFAIR, you can pile the sort command one after the other, as:


   sort lines of sReportText numeric by item 2 of each
   sort lines of sReportText by item 1 of each

HTH.

Thierry


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2013/5/28 Andrew Kluthe <andrew at ctech.me>

> Hello Ya'll,
>
> I am trying to sort some tab delimited data by item 1 of each. Item 1 of
> each is a name and a number.
>
> Kansas 1
> Kansas 3
> MO 3
> MO 8
>
>
> Anyhow, when I run the sort as
>
> sort lines of sReportText by item 1 of each
>
> I get it sorted pretty close, but entries with the same name and a
> different number are not sorted numerically after being sorted
> alphabetically.
>
> Are there any built in options or tricks I could use to get the desired
> result without having to write a custom sort function for this seemingly
> simple task?
>
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Andrew Kluthe
> andrew at ctech.me
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