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Print all words in a file sorted by length

Terminal - Print all words in a file sorted by length
for a in $(cat sample.txt); do echo "$(wc -m<<<$a) $a";done|sort -n
2012-03-15 08:51:42
User: knoppix5
Functions: cat echo sort
0
Print all words in a file sorted by length

optionally you can add

|cut -d' ' -f2|uniq

to the end of the command line.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
for a in $(cat sample.txt); do echo "${#a} $a";done|sort -n
for w in $(tr 'A-Z ,."()?!;:' 'a-z\n' < sample.txt); do echo ${#w} $w; done | sort -u | sort -n
2012-03-15 14:14:11
User: flatcap
Functions: echo sort tr
Tags: bash sort tr
0

Take a file and ,."()?!;: give a list of all the words in order of increasing length.

First of all use tr to map all alphabetic characters to lower case and also strip out any puntuation.

A-Z become a-z

,."()?!;: all become \n (newline)

I've ignored - (hyphen) and ' (apostrophe) because they occur in words.

Next use bash to print the length ${#w} and the word

Finally sort the list numerically (sort -n) and remove any duplicates (sort -u).

Note: sort -nu performs strangely on this list. It outputs one word per length.

for a in $(< FILENAME); do echo "$(bc <<< $(wc -m<<<$a)-1) $a";done|sort -n

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What others think

Unfortunately, the numbers are wrong.

You're counting newline characters.

The problem is here:

$(wc -m <<< $a)

That's equivalent to "word\n"

What you need is:

$(echo -n $a | wc -m)
Comment by flatcap 283 weeks and 1 day ago

You my be right, but this doesn't crucially contribute to fitness of the command.

Comment by knoppix5 283 weeks and 1 day ago

You could do this bc

Comment by codecaine 280 weeks and 5 days ago

[code]bc

Comment by codecaine 280 weeks and 5 days ago

http://www.ledpanelco.com/

گروه تولیدی بازرگانی ال ای دی پانل با دارا بودن سابقه چند ساله در زمینه واردات ا

ز کشور های مختلف و نیز تولید انواع تابلو روان و http://www.ledpanelco.com/">خرید تلویزیون شهری ، با به کاری گیری ن

یروی متعهد و متخصص با هدف ارائه خدمات بازرگانی و تولیدی فعالیت می نماید که واحد

بازرگانی شرکت ال ای دی پانل با دارا بودن شرکای تجاری معتبر در کشورهای چین ، تایوا

ن و کره جنوبی اقدام به واردات کالاهای مورد نیاز من جمله انواع قطعات تابلو روان ، اجاره تلویزیون ش

هری و تجهیزات نور پردازی با بهترین کیفیت و مناسب ترین قیمت مینماید و نیز واحد تولید شرکت ا

ل ای دی پانل فعالیت خود را در زمینه ساخت و تولید انواع تابلو روان و تلویزیون شهری با مشخصات مختلف

و نیز تولید انواع فریم و کابینت تابلو روان led و http://www.ledpanelco.com/">فروش?تلویزیون شهری می نماید.امید است با همک

اری و همفکری و انتقادات سازنده و گرانبهای مشتریان محترم تابلو led و خرید تلویزیون شهری و نیز همکارا

ن محترم همواره شاهد ارائه خدماتی عالی و پشتیبانی واقعی از طرف گروه توليدي با

زرگاني ال ای دی پانل باشیم.

Comment by mahdipedram60 20 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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