AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands
||Alphabetically sorts the lines of a file.
[FROM] <filename> | <pattern>
SORT sorts the FROM file alphabetically into ascending sequence, line by line, sending
the sorted result to the TO file. SORT assumes the file is a normal text file in which
lines are separated by line feeds. SORT normally disregards case. If the CASE switch
is given, upper-cased items are output first.
The COLSTART keyword specifies the character column at which the comparison begins. SORT
starts comparing the lines from that point, wrapping around to the beginning of the line if the compared lines match to the
When the NUMERIC option is specified, the lines are interpreted as numbers from the first column
reading to the right, stopping at the first non-numeric character. Lines not beginning with numbers are treated as 0. The
lines are output in numerical order. CASE is ignored when the NUMERIC
option is specified.
When the DESCENDING option is specified, the sort order is reversed.
3.OS4:> SORT Glossary TO Glossary.alpha
sorts the lines in the 'Glossary' file, arranges then alphabetically, and outputs them to a new file called 'Glossary.alpha'.
The case of the words is disregarded.
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