Sorting by rows

infile=$1 for i in $(cat $infile) do echo $i | tr "," "\n" | sort -n | tr "\n" "," | sed "s/,$//" echo done
Save the script as: sort_file Usage: sort_file < sort_me.csv > out_file.csv This script was originally posted by Admiral Beotch in on the Linux-Software forum. I modified this script to make it more portable.
Sample Output
Sort values arranged in rows, like:
x3, x5, x1, x4, x7, x2, x6
x11, x13, x14, x8, x10, x12, x9
... ... ... ... ... ... ...
After executing the script, values will be horizontally sorted:
x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7
x8, x9, x10, x11, x12, x13, x14
... ... ... ... ... ... ...
where x1, x2, ..., xn are integers
Each row can have n integers and 
x1 < x2 < x3, ..., < x7
x8 < x9 < x10, ..., < x14
..   ..   ..           ..
After executing the script, each row will be sorted in ascending order.

By: iframe
2009-07-12 21:23:37

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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