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Old 03-17-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
jon_k
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Alphabetizing a list of items not possible in text editor?


I've got a list of many items (1000+ items) and I need them to be alphabetized in my text editor. e.g.

Turning a list such as

dog
cat
pen
coat

to:

cat
coat
dog
pen <<< --- alphabetized result


All of the text editors I've tried including:
* kate
* kwrite
* kedit
* gedit

Do NOT support this feature!

Is there any way I could find a text editor that does, or a bash script or shell command that could do this?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-17-2005, 01:00 AM   #2
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man sort.

cat FILE | sort > FILE2

The sort manpage will give you all the options you could want.
 
  


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