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Sort on multiple dis-contiguous keys/fields (can even specify key number/field from the end)

Terminal - Sort on multiple dis-contiguous keys/fields (can even specify key number/field from the end)
file /bin/* | msort -j -l -n-1 -n2 2> /dev/null
2010-10-05 00:37:33
User: b_t
Functions: file
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Sort on multiple dis-contiguous keys/fields (can even specify key number/field from the end)

Notes:

1) -n-1 means sort key is the last field

2) -l is important if each separate record is on a new line (usually so for text files)

3) -j tells msort not to create log file (msort.log) in the working directory

4) may need to install msort package.

5) msort does lot more. Check man msort

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It's in aptitude, for those of you who don't have it:

aptitude install msort
Comment by kaedenn 219 weeks and 5 days ago

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