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If sort created temporary files, does it mean it's out of RAM memory?

I was sorting a large file (101MB - about 700MB after unzipping) using sort command on server that has 48GB of memory. It was the only heavy job it was doing at that time. However I noticed that sort ...
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What's the strategy used by sort when field not found?

I got a file named test, its content is like 111 222 11 22 111 223 12 22 33 11 2 25 222 331 11 2 33 2 1 33 33 22 33 I used: sort -bk2.3 test But the result confused me, those lines which doesn't ...
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Why “ sort file > file ” would remove all the content of that file?

Today I'm learning sort command. I find that, I can use sort file1 > file2 To inject the sorted file into file2 But when I use sort file1 > file1 file1 become empty! Why?! I know I ...
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Linux: Sort /etc/fstab by the mountpoint field

On linux, how would you sort the /etc/fstab file by mountpoint? I'm interested in sorting a section of fstab (whatever is mounted under /x) in such a way that parents are mounted before its children ...
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Can I remove the original file while running “sort”?

I'm sorting a huge file, around 400 gigabytes. I'm running out of the disk space and I must do something quickly. Let's assume the original file is called original_file. So I execute (simplified) it ...
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Extract identical files from two directories

I am looking for a linux solution for the following problem: Given two directories with a large number of files. All file names are random and different in both directories. The contents of some of ...
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Is there a way around broken pipe?

I have a directory with a large number of files. ./I_am_a_dir_with_many_subdirs/ Within a script I'd like to find all subdirs in it, to sort them and to output to a bash array. So, I do: ...
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Use the ascii code of a character as an input to sort

I'd like to sort a file with a specific delimiter (ascii 0xff) and the records are zero-terminated. I cannot use the following command though: $ sort -z -t \xff -o data data The error message is: ...
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SortTV perl script error

I'm trying to use a perl script named SortTV (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sorttv/) Every dependencies is installed but I got an error & can't understood it... It's not a specific problem of ...
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Linux command line / Move files filtered by lexicographic order

I have some files in a directory that are named IMG_0001.jpg ... IMG_9999.jpg. I want to move to another directory the files that lexicographically have a name greater than IMG_9431.jpg How can I do ...
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List of files under a directory in name order

I wanted a list of files under a directory in name order to pass to an image viewer. I am using find $PHOTODIR -iname "*.jpg". Unfortunately this produces the images out of order. On a USB key ...
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How can I sort and de-dupe a very long list of words?

I have a 400 megabyte file. The file is a list of words, each word on a single line. End of lines are a mix of cr/lf and lf. Some of the words are unicode. I'd prefer answers for Linux or Windows ...
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how to delete a file after sorting in Linux

I have a huge file that needs to be sorted in Linux, for example: sort -k1,1 -k2,2n /dir/fileA.sam > /dir/fileA_sorted.sam Because I ran out of disk space, is there a way to delete the original ...
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How can I sort a long list of text alphabetically?

How do I sort rows of text alphabetically without using specialized third party software or plugins (like Notepad++/Word/Excel/et al)? I suppose what I'm perhaps asking is -- How do I sort rows of ...
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weird filename sorting (bash, ls, sort)

Good day, everyone. I'm trying to feed my music to mplayer, like this: mplayer *, but getting wrong track order. Here's what I get with ls (as well as ls -1, ls -1 | sort), note the order of the ...
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How to output a partial or a number from a mataching in grep or ack

I have a text file demo.txt like below. This is a line with id (9) This (8) is another line with id (10) This is a line with id too 11 This line does nothing The file has some lines with id ...
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Sort files based on their meta-data

At a local storage (ext3/ext4) I have thousands of files of various types. I need to sort them, however I can come up with the criteria to do so as long as it's possible to get an overview again. I ...
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Sort columns next to last column in Linux

I have multiple files: File 1 a 1 2 b 3 2 File 2 a 2 2 3 b 4 3 3 File 3 d 3 1 2 4 e 4 1 1 2 I'd like to sort the files according to the column next to the last column, after sort: File 1 ...
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Merge sorted lists

I have a few .txt files (in the same directory) that look like this: 123 carrot 50 apple 13 tomato 5 potato 2 pear and 100 carrot 10 apple 3 tomato 2 potato ...
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Reverse order using command

Is there a way i use the ps --sort option on a linux to display the processes in reverse order based on the process ID or is there another command i can use for this?
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gnu sort alphanumerically by one column, followed by numerically in next column?

How can I sort a text file with GNU sort starting with alphanumeric sort by one column, followed by numerical sort in the next column? I tried sort -n -k1,2 file.txt, but it doesn't seem to work: ...
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sorting a file by column, possible values are number, Inf, -Inf, NA

I have a tab-separated ASCII file. One of the columns contains numbers which always have a decimal point (like 0.311225363556077). However, in this column entries might also be any one of these ...
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Solaris + sorting file according to date and time by sort command

I have along list that created in /var/tmp/file.txt from some script (in Solaris machine) the following list have 4 fields please advice how to sort the list according to the following TIMESTAMP ( by ...
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Sorting files based on a timestamp within the file

I have a bunch of files which contain an ascii header with a time stamp WITHIN the file, followed by a large chunck of binary data. I would like to list the files sorted by this time stamp, at the ...
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How to physically reorder files `03.mp3 01.mp3 02.mp3` (`ls -f`) in a directory?

The physical order of the files matters when I copy them onto my USB stick and listen in car mp3 player. Most of my music album folders are unsorted, e.g. ls -f may produce: 03.song3.mp3 01.song1.mp3 ...
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How to reorder folders? (as displayed in `ls -U`)

I've got a number of unordered folders on a memory stick, which my car stereo shows in order of their real position on the stick (i.e. same as ls -U) What's the easiest way of physically reordering ...
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Sort xdebug output

I have a xdebug function trace output that looks like this: 1130.8156 482236096 -160 -> memory_get_usage() 1130.8156 482236112 +16 -> X 1130.8157 ...
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Equivalent of gnu `sort -R` on OSX?

The GNU sort text utility features a non-standard -R option to randomize input lines (presumably by sorting on a hash). OSX sort does not have this extension. Is there similar functionality ...
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Linux sort all data in memory

For Linux command sort, how do I force sort to load all input into memory and sort assuming I have enough memory? Or is it best to use a RAMDISK to store the input before feeding it to sort?
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Unix/Linux find and sort by date modified

How can I do a simple find which would order the results by most recently modified? Here is the current find I am using (I am doing a shell escape in PHP, so that is the reasoning for the variables): ...
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Best way to manually sort random text files?

I have about 1000 text files and I need to view each, and move it to a folder if it's the correct one. I can only do basic sorting by length/size, and I can't grep because the text is random. How can ...
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Merging and sorting multiple files with “sort”

I have a bunch of text logfiles in the following format: ID (17 characters) Timestamp (14 characters YYYYmmddHHMMSS e.g. "20060210100040" -> 2006/02/10 10:00:40) Random data (? ...
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When your field-terminating char appears within field values

I've had a very colorful morning learning the innerparts of Linux's sort command, and have come across yet another issue that I can't seem to find an answer for in the documentation. I'm currently ...
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SORT empties my file?

I'm attempting to sort a csv on my machine, but I seem to be erasing the contents each time I use the sort command. I've basically created a copy of my csv lacking the first row: sed '1d' ...
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How do I salvage files from the lost+found folder?

Well, I screwed up my external hard drive and now everything is in the lost+found folder. I can barely look through it because there is several tens of thousands of files (buncha inode things) and a ...
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In bash, how to sort strings with numbers in them?

If I have these files in a directory cwcch10.pdf cwcch11.pdf cwcch12.pdf cwcch13.pdf cwcch14.pdf cwcch15.pdf cwcch16.pdf cwcch17.pdf cwcch18.pdf cwcch1.pdf cwcch2.pdf cwcch3.pdf cwcch4.pdf cwcch5.pdf ...
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Sorting human readable file sizes

How can I sort a list using a human-readable file-size sort, numerical sort that takes size identifier (G,M,K) into account? Can I sort "du -sh" output for example? Problem: Consider the problem of ...