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Old 07-23-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Number sort order

I want my numeric sort to turn out 1 2 10 20 instead of 1 10 2 20. How can this be done?
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well... if this is filenames that we are talking about:

ls -1v
or numbers in a file:

sort -g filename

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Thank you very much. So for Linux/Unix the "sort -g" will work on the data. Do you know a way to do this in the world of Microsoft - more specifically Access? If not that's cool, cause I can export the data and do a Linux sort on it.


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