sort ugly text

sort -bdf
Often, when sorting you want the sort to ignore extraneous characters. The b, d, and f tell sort to ignore leading blanks, use 'dictionary order' (ignore punctuation), and ignore (fold) case. Add a "u" if you only want one copy of duplicate lines. This is a great command to use within vim to sort lines of text, using !}sort -bdf
Sample Output
fc -l | cut -d" " -f2- | sort -bdf
dhclient | grep 6
fc -l
fc -l | cut -d" " -f2-
fc -l | sort -bdf
head passwd
ls
ls
ls
ls /tmp
man dhclient.conf
more /etc/shadow
ps -ef | sort -bdf
ssh gislab63

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By: sysadmn
2009-02-26 19:55:41

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