Originally Posted by gilead
I couldn't find any info about limits for the sort command. If you have a fast enough box with enough disk space, can you let it just keep running? Put it into the background or use screen so that you can keep working on other tasks. Or better still, fire it off when you go home on a Friday night and check it monday morning.
That's not much help, but I'm curious as to whether it can do it.
Box should be fast enough... dual p3 1ghz w/ 1GB RAM and a SCSI U160 drive.
I actually tried again and am pretty sure its doing something as there are 10MB slices prefixed with "sort" (ie, sortYVgT.txt) appearing and disapearing in the \tmp dir. I can leave it on indefinately... but this hopefully won't take more than 24 hours.