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Old 12-11-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
swatward
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Arranging Files In Alphabetical order


This seems like it'd be really simple, but how do i arrange files by alphabetical order from command line.

If i have
aaa.mp3
fff.mp3
bbb.mp3
that should be
aaa
bbb
fff.

How do i Do this?
I'm just blanking out here.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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Normally ls gives it's output in alphabetical order by default. Are you using something else?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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er sorry, yeah bad questions. I have an upload script that also lists the files a a certain order, but it's doing it in some random order.

Heres the code for the sorting part

PHP Code:
$handle=opendir($upload_dir);
$filelist "";
while (
$file readdir($handle)) {
   if(!
is_dir($file) && !is_link($file)) {
      
$filelist .= "
<table border=1><tr><td bgcolor='white' width='100%'><a href='$upload_dir$file'>"
.$file."</a></td>";

      
$filelist .="";
   } 
 
Old 12-11-2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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Put the results of readdir in an array, and then call sort on it. You can then iterate over the array and test for directories and links (and discard them).

You can see an example here. It must be true - google told me.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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aight cool, thanks.
 
  


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