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Old 11-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #1
arya6000
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Sort command


Hello

I did some Googling and was not able to find it, so let me know if you know how to do it. Here is what I want to do:

Lets say I have a file with these contents:



Quote:
ada 66 Retired 60319 napanee
alfre 71 Retired 68315 Caledon
anila 26 Employed 70772 milton
brian 100 Retired 87937 London
darren 88 Retired 46499 orangeville
elilini 83 Retired 24286 toronto
george 45 Employed 64495 PICTON
and I want to sort the file by the forth (4th) column, how can I use the sort command to do that?
 
Old 11-27-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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Did you read the man page?

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elilini 83 Retired 24286 toronto
darren 88 Retired 46499 orangeville
ada 66 Retired 60319 napanee
george 45 Employed 64495 PICTON
alfre 71 Retired 68315 Caledon
anila 26 Employed 70772 milton
brian 100 Retired 87937 London
 
Old 11-27-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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I figured it out
 
  


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