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Old 01-23-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Sort Text by length.

Hi can anyone tell me how can i sort a text file by LENGTH ? I had a c++ script once , but i can't find it. Please someone tell me how.
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in python:
import sys
lines = sys.stdin.readlines()
lines.sort(lambda l1,l2: cmp(len(l1),len(l2)))
for l in lines:


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