What do you mean "I'm not an expert" !!
Looks pretty cool to me
I must admit I only found out about BASH and sed and awk yesterday but
after hours of reading, I didn't see anything about alias table;
Anyway I just Google'd it and it gave me "Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide"
by Mendel Cooper.
Looks like a great online tutorial.
I guess you are using the alias table;
because you want to perform the sort
on the data ?
But what if I needed to take out two other elements from the lines - the date and the to: address
So I end up with a table :
Date/time,to address,from address
Apr 19 23:15:08,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 19 23:15:08,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 19 23:15:08,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org
Would your solution with the alias table;
still work or would everything get
jumbled up ?