# Multiline paragraph sort; with case insensitive option (-i)

gawk 'BEGIN {RS="\n\n"; if (ARGV[1]=="-i"){IGNORECASE=1; ARGC=1}};{Text[NR]=$0};END {asort(Text);for (i=1;i<=NR;i++) printf "%s\n\n",Text[i] }' -i<Zip.txt
Among other things, this allows the sorting of comment descriptions and command lines retrieved as text from CommandLineFu.com.
Sample Output
# back up your commandlinefu contributed commands
curl http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/by/<your username>/rss|gzip ->commandlinefu-contribs-backup-$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S).rss.gz

# Backup all MySQL Databases to individual files
for db in $(mysql -e 'show databases' -s --skip-column-names); do mysqldump $db | gzip > "/backups/mysqldump-$(hostname)-$db-$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%H.%M.%S).gz"; done

# Backup all MySQL Databases to individual files
for I in $(mysql -e 'show databases' -s --skip-column-names); do mysqldump $I | gzip > "$I.sql.gz"; done

# Backup files older than 1 day on /home/dir, gzip them, moving old file to a dated file.
find /home/dir -mtime +1 -print -exec gzip -9 {} \; -exec mv {}.gz {}_`date +%F`.gz \;

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By: IF_Rock
2011-05-10 19:08:27

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