Sorting is any process of arranging items according to a certain sequence or into different sets.

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How can rearrange my columns to rows in Excel?

It is a bit complicated to describe in words, but I am making a literature review and I need to map how often certain theories are used within certain themes or topics. I currently have a table like ...
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How to sort Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews?

Here is a screenshot of the list of windows I have stacked in my Windows 7 taskbar. This is just for Explorer, but similarly I have lots of stacked windows of other processes as well. Currently ...
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(Some Program that lets me) Manually Sort Folders in Windows 7

I want to have some convenient way of remembering the order I put certain folders in, without being forced to rename them. Some of these folders may get deleted and new folders also get added, so ...
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Make Excel Row Height Stay when Sorted

I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet and need to make some rows bigger than others so there is vertical space for a signature. These cells are colored differently, but the height doesn't stick with the ...
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How to view all my Google Chrome bookmarks, sorted by date?

I want to see a flat list of all my bookmarks in Google Chrome, sorted from the oldest one to the newest one. How can I achieve this ?
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how can I sort duplicate values in excel without repeated it sequence

i want the excel sort the values A to Z first then take the duplicate values to sort it again below A to Z like the following: if i have the values a,c,b,e,d,a,c when i sort it a to z it's look like ...
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sort numbers in excel10

this is a sample of my movie list as you can see 61 is at the top and 8mm at the bottom please explain how i can have 1 at the top and 3000 at bottom 61 .45 2006 dvd 10 1979 dvd 10 items or less 2006 ...
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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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How to sort audiobook on iTunes?

I have a question that might seem dumb, but I didn't find anything on Google. How can I do to sort my audiobook tracks on iTunes? I have books with 4 or 5 CDs and I'd like them to appear as one. I ...
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Sorting by Date Modified in Windows 8

In prior versions of Windows I used to be able to sort my folders by date modified. If any files in those folders where added, removed, changed etc... the folder date would be updated. However, in ...
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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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How to add another sort tab for files in Windows?

I am working with a directory of PDFs which have been scanned from actual documents in a file cabnet. When viewing a folder's contents in windows by clicking the tabs above the information users are ...
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sort du -sh by size in human readable

with the command du -sh * I get the summary of files in MB,GB, etc. If I use du -s * | sort -nk1 I get the summary sort by size. How I can get the summary sort by size in MB, GB, etc? Edit the ...
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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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Sorting a list of files

Maybe am missing something but how do i sort in a descending order a list with this naming B7 B40 B41 B42 B8 B43 B20 B45 B53 B47 B48 B5 B6 sort -n does not sort the way i would like B5 B6 B7 and ...
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How do I sort command-line output?

I'm trying to use du to sort the output by filesize, but it doesn't looks like there's an option for that. Can I pipe it into another command to handle the sorting?
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My excel spreadsheet won't sort/alphabetize properly

I have a spreadsheet with multiple columns and over 4000 rows. I need to sort, then alphabetize my report and everytime I do, there are 43 rows that do not sort with the rest of the report; they go ...
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Tagging or defining automatically in an Excel or Libre office spreadsheet?

I want to review and sort my expenditures in a spreadsheet where I have all my transactions listed. Is there a way to automatically label or tag to categorize the transactions like in a budget ...
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Bug in sort or misunderstanding

Suppose I have this file b 10 foo a 10 bar a 2 bar I want to sort by the third colum, alphabetically. In case of ties, I want to sort by the second column, numerically. In the man page for the unix ...
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How to setup DLNA sorting

What is the best way using a windows server (as the source) to provide an easy to access listing of available videos for use by DLNA enabled television sets (specifically Samsung)? I've created ...
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Command-line sort and copy text files to one single file renders an error

I stumbled on question 217394 which explains how to copy files sorted alphabetically into one single file. Trying to implement the command myself rendered the following error message: The system ...
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Sort by bar dissapeared in Windows 7 folder explorer when viewing icons

Under Windows 7 sorting by thumbnail icon files takes longer, or a different path of clicks. I have to switch viewing files in details mode (select from the sorting bar) and then sort by date ...
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Excel mass add Data to existing sheet

I have an Excel Sheet with keeps track of Persons, who have gone to certain Activities. Now i want to add an Activity with hundreds of Persons, of which some have gone to others already. Then I want ...
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Sort each standalone line alphabetically

I want to sort some items in alphabetic order, but in a very specifc way. I have, for example, the following list, each item separated by comma: monkeys, big dogs, cats pineapple, banana, orange ...
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Windows 7 Recycle Bin sort by Date Modified

In the Recycle Bin, I sorted by 'Date Modified', but the result is not in the proper order. It was neither ascending nor descending. Other sorts (by Date deleted, size, item type) all work well. Does ...
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How to do custom sorting using unix sort?

I'm using unix sort to sort a comma delimited file with multiple columns. Thus far, this has worked perfectly for sorting the data either numerically or in alphabetical order: Example file before any ...
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Don't open all mails when double-clicking at sorted group headings

At View → Sort by → Grouped By Sort you can activate the grouping of your mails by the chosen sort method. E.g. when you select the sort method "Date", you get groupings like "Today", "Yesterday", ...
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Sorting by Date - Very Slow

I'm using Windows 8 RTM. I have about 1,100 files in a folder. When I sort by date (in either direction), The address bar shows the green progress indicator as if it's working hard to perform the ...
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Tweetdeck: Sort columns by “most recent first”

This seems like a very simple question, but neither Google or the Tweetdeck manual can answer it. How can I sort columns by date in tweetdeck? My columns seems to have no order at all, mentions ...
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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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How to sort Thunderbird by message count?

I am trying to sort the messages in my inbox by the number of messages from / to email address. After having sorted by Sort by -> From and Grouped By Sort and then displaying the Total column, I ...
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Sort By # in Windows 8

What is Sort By: # option that is available in Windows 8? A screenshot of it is given below:
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How can I sort a document according to a substring in each line on Win7?

How can I sort a text according to hashtag on Windows-7? I have a long text (.txt format) which looks something like this: Blah blah #Test 123123 #Really Blah bluh #Really klfdmngl #Test I would ...
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Change how Explorer sorts files with number in name

In Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008, if files have only number in filename, Explorer sorts them by the number. How can I change this sort to trully alphabetic, ie.: 108 1110 188 439 455 etc.
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What locale does VIM use for sorting and regular expressions?

Suppose I have a file with the following content: c C b B a A When I do :%sort, I get the following result: A B C a b c When I do :%!sort (note the '!'), I get a A b B c C I get the same ...
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Recomposing data structure

I've a worksheet of 35k rows of the kind in the first table below that I want to reshape as in the lower table. So, I want to reshape this data in a way to get all the people within a specific ...
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Sorting numerically in a comma-delimited file with Unix

I've got a comma-separated file that looks like this: 100,00869184 6492,8361 1234,31 200,04071 I want to use sort to sort this file numerically by the first column only. Desired Result: ...
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How to order a numbered list in descending order?

When using a numbered list in Word, how can I have it order in descending order (ie. 10., 9., 8., 7., ...) ?
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Increasing productivity with huge Outlook Inbox - “Sorted Inbox” and frequencies

I am using Exchange Online and Outlook 2010 with a very high email volume and a big Inbox. I am already using colored categories and filtering of distribution lists into special folders. I am also ...
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Automatic sort for excel worksheet

I want to create a to-do list in Excel that automatically sorts the to-do entries in a list, in order of ones to do first (closest deadlines). I would also like a section that shows the tasks for ...
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Sorting mail in Thunderbird by both unread status and by date

Is there any way to make Thunderbird sort mail so that unread mail is always at the top and the e-mails are sorted by date in descending order persistently? Maybe an add-on that someone can recommend? ...
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How to get GNU emacs buffers sorted alphabetically?

Somehow, I caused my GNU emacs v23.1.1 list-buffers to be sorted alphabetically through some key sequence or mouse click I typed by error. How can I restore the normal order of buffers listed in ...
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Sorting two non-adjacent columns without affecting any other column

I have two different columns on Excel. I want to create a script that will sort Column F, (Have a header) and will sort Column B based on where Column F's sort worked out. (Without affecting any ...
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Excel 2010: Do sortable tables support sorting within multiple columns?

In Excel 2010 (and perhaps recent versions), you can select a range of data and insert a table over it that adds user-friendly sorting capabilities to the data. However, it appears that it doesn't ...
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Microsoft Excel 2003 - Merge by Column

I'm trying to merge two excel files, here is the structure of the files: [A] [B] I want to add the column B from one file to another as column C, but the thing is that they have some rows under A ...
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How do I expand columns of items in Excel so that each item is on its own line?

I have this: -----A-----|-----B-----|-----C----- 1|cherry |apple |banana 2|kiwi |banana |cantaloupe 3|peach |grape |peach 4| |peach |watermelon 5| ...
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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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Excel: How to treat multiple lines as one while sorting?

I get a XLS-File as a database report. The File is in the following format: | Customer | Name | ... | Orders 1 | 6 | ... | ... | 1234 2 | | | | 4567 3 | | ...
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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 ...