Poor man's unsort (randomize lines)

sort --random-sort file
Seeing that _sort_ its been used, why not just _use_ it. ;)
Sample Output
du | sort -R  OR du | sort --random-sort


32K	./.gnome
960K	./Documents
919M	./.local
336K	./.java


919M  ./.local
32K   ./.gnome
336K  ./.java
960K  ./Documents

By: arld101
2011-12-10 20:28:54

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What Others Think

This only works with GNU sort, not BSD, and most certainly not with proprietary Unix implementations.
sehrgut · 455 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

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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