anagram(){ s(){ sed 's/./\n\0/g'<<<$1|sort;};cmp -s <(s $1) <(s $2)||echo -n "not ";echo anagram; }; anagram foobar farboo;

Are the two lines anagrams?

This is just a slight alternative that wraps all of #7917 in a function that can be executed
Sample Output
$ anagram night thing
anagram
$ anagram swamp thing
not anagram

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By: bbbco
2011-02-17 15:10:43

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I would change that $1 in the s function to "$@" so that you can compare strings with spaces in them. I would also convert the strings to lowercase and strip any whitespace since neither should have any bearing on whether the strings are anagrams. anagram(){ s(){ sed 's/[[:space:]]*//g;s/./\n\0/g'<<<"$@"|tr A-Z a-z|sort;};cmp -s <(s $1) <(s $2)||echo -n "not ";echo anagram; }
eightmillion · 379 weeks and 1 day ago

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