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Old 02-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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bash regex - sort


Here is a sample of a file.
File is divided into a section called: case "some_number"
As you can see numbers are set randomly.
What I need to achive is to sort all case sections beginning from the lowest to highest, so case "4" is 1st; case "111" is 2nd and case "309" is 3rd.

The problem is that content of each case sections must be kept.
Is this possible ?


Code:
case "309": ### - asdasdscxczx
       @string_1 = "irgoirhgoi;rhgv;rhg;rdsh;sdhfkjdsbhjbdjsv"
       @string_2 = @Mafda + @Aasdant + @asdsas
       string_3($*) # #$lslslslslsr,$psdfdsfgsdfdsfdste
       $string_4

case "4": ### - fgvbfdvcxvcx
       @string_1 = "asdsadefesdvfgwegfvrds"
       @string_2 = @ssfMsdfdsa + @asdsadsant + @dfdsgrgrv
       string_3($*) # #$asdfdsafsadsaadwfcedsfefcerc
       $string_4

case "111": ### - fgfb vrdsadsadxca
       @string_1 = "irgoirhgoi;rhgv;rhg;rdsh;sdhfkjdsbhjbdjsv"
       @string_2 = @Mafda + @Aasdant + @asdsas
       string_3($*) # #sadsdsadslslsr,$pasdasdsasdsxa
       $string_4
 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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Not a bash solution, but that is the wrong hammer for this kind of nail.
Code:
#! /usr/bin/perl -w
# -------- LQczezz.pl -----------
use strict;
$/ = "\n\n";
    my @wholeFile = <>;
    foreach my $case ( sort byCaseNumber @wholeFile ){    
        print $case;
    }

sub byCaseNumber{
    $a =~ m/case\s+"(\d+)"/;
    my $caseNumA = $1;
    $b =~ m/case\s+"(\d+)"/;
    my $caseNumB = $1;
    if( $caseNumA > $caseNumB ){ return 1; }
    if( $caseNumA < $caseNumB ){ return -1; }
    return 0;
}
Run with sample file as commandline argument.
--- rod.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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Well... I must say I like that hammer
Many thanks.
 
Old 02-05-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
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The OP has a good answer, but I was thinking about this post on the subway ride home before I saw the answer. So in the spirit of TIMTOWTDI, here's my variant on it:
Code:
#!/usr/bin/env perl
use warnings;
use strict;

my @blocks = do { local $/ = "\n\n"; <> };

@blocks = sort { get_num($a) <=> get_num($b) } @blocks;

print @blocks;

sub get_num{
  my $item = shift;
  $item =~ m/case "(\d+)"/;
  return $1;
}
 
  


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