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

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Change the sort order in Thunderbird on multiple columns

I would like to be able to sort (order by) email messages based on three (3) of the columns. Specifically at the top would be Starred, then Unread and then by Age (Newest at the top) (with Starred ...
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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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Unix: ls, how to sort first directories then files etc

I would like to use ls command to first show direcotries and then files. I tried ls -la | sort -k 1 But I got a wrong order.
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Sorting in Microsoft Excel

When I use the Sort "oldest to newest" in the Filter dropdown and I am sitting on, for example Row 400. After I do the sort my screen resets so I am sitting at the top of the spreadsheet instead of ...
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How to sort by senders' email address and not by display name in Outlook?

Is there a way in Outlook 2013 to view multiple incoming email addresses as the same contact? For example: Email #1 - Johnny Appleseed japple@yahoo.com Email #2 - JAppleseed japple@yahoo.com In the ...
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Sorting Excel column by IP address

I have a fairly large (over 200 row) Excel spreadsheet that lists items in my network (i.e. printers, servers, workstations, network projectors, etc), and one of the first columns is the IP Address ...
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“ls -la | sort +0nr -2 +2d” , what does sort do here?

I hae seen this somewhere written: ls -la | sort +0nr -2 +2d What is sort doing here? What are these arguments.
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Is there a Unicode-aware LC_COLLATE sort order which respects punctuation?

As far as I can tell, setting the environment variable LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8 changes four things compared to LC_COLLATE=c, regarding how programs like ls will sort files: Unicode characters are ...
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Sort mp3 files based on both name and album in windows explorer [duplicate]

Let's say I have a bunch of mp3 file, is it possible to sort them based on both name and album? in a way that I first see the file listing based on artist name and than within that it will be sorted ...
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Sorting lines in Notepad++ without TextFx plugin

Current version of Notepad++ is 6.6.3. Version 6.5.2 is the first, that introduced native (without plugin) sorting function to Notepad++. At least that's what they claim. Because, even though we're ...
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“Sort Lines” disabled in Sublime Text

I'm wondering why I can't click on Edit > Sort Lines in my Sublime Text 3 ? I often use it and I don't think I've done anything which could disable it, so I don't know where to search... What ...
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How to force sorting of my tag list?

My list of nested Evernote tags, after some careless tag creation and renaming, is no longer in alphabetical order. I know that if I remove each tag from its parent tag, and the re-add, it will be ...
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How to sort only part of multiple columns in Excel

I want to highlight, for example, rows 5-15 across columns C, D, and E, and sort only that block in ascending order by one of the columns. The trick is that I want all included columns to follow suit ...
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GNU sort file names with prefix and one or two digit

I would like to use GNU sort to have the file names from a find command sorted by the numbers in the name. The name of the file is "cycle" then the first number to sort by, then ".subset", then the ...
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Linux redirect output ro earlier agument

Is there a way to redirect output on Linux to a former argument. For example, sort file.txt > file.txt Would there be a way to avoid typing file.txt again?
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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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Sort mails by 3 criteria on Thunderbird

I would like to sort my mails by 3 criteria, on this order : Date (new mails up the list) Read state (unread messages upper) "Starred" (starred messages at the uppest) But it seems that it is ...
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Is there a way to keep the selection in Windows 2008 Explorer when changing the sort order

A nice feature of Windows Explorer up to Windows Server 2003 at least (I don't have easy access to Vista or Windows 7 to know when this was lost) was that you could select multiple files (or folders) ...
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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 ...
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Spreadsheet Function Help - From A Table Of Names And Birth Dates Pull A List Of Names As Of A Reference Date And There About

I have posted this question before, and got half-solution. Pls have a look at this link to get an idea. http://yogi--anand-consulting.blogspot.in/2014/11/yogifrom-table-of-names-and-birth-dates.html ...
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Sort structures in file [duplicate]

For example I have file consisting of structures like name = { foo = bar; ... }; So in file there are lots of structures like this. How can I sort them (I'm using vim but emacs is surely ok ...
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Pivot table : absolute value of grand total in Excel

My grant total is generated by summing values of COLUMNS of ITEMS for a given SUBJECT (For each SUBJECT I have a list of ITEMS and I want to make a grand total of the values of these ITEMS). The ...
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Custom sort selection [on hold]

I would like to be able to sort a selection based on the order of another range somewhere in the same workbook. While I realize I could add custom list and then sort the selection based on this, this ...
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Order by sub-type in Windows File explorer

Say I have the files: File1.bla.txt File1.htm File1.foo.txt File2.bla.txt I want to order them first by type (txt/htm) and then by file sub-type (if it has any: bla/foo). So: File1.htm ...
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Remember icon size, sort order, and sort options per-folder on Windows 7

Sometimes when I change the icon size in one folder, all other folders are changed, too. Sometimes they are unchanged: Sometimes when I change the sort order, all other folders change too, ...
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Dates in Excel - sorting

Is it possible to sort a list of dates by week? For example, if I have a list of specific dates and I want to group them into week 1, week 2, week 50 of the year, is it possible?
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Unable to sort selected cells within the Table in Excel 2013

I created a Table in Excel 2013 but I want to sort only selected cells. The table range is A1:I200 but I only want to sort A150:I200. I tried selecting the cells, right click, sort, it sorted the ...
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Sorting in Excel

I have entries in Excel that are like this: 52173 PURCHASE USA*SNACK SODA 52172 PURCHASE USA*SNACK SODA 668414 PURCHASE REDBOX *DVDRESERVATION I would like to sort the rows ignoring everything ...
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Windows explorer: sort by date modified

Is it possible to properly view the contents of a folder sorted by modification date in Windows explorer (Windows 7)? I can sort by the date modified column, but folders and files are seperated. I ...
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Is there a way to preserve or remember sort-by preferences for different folders in column view in Mac OS X?

For example, I would like to have folders in column view, and to have Folder 1 always to show files sorted by kind, and Folder 2 always to show files sorted by date created. I'm running Leopard, with ...
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How to use linux bash “sort” command in a portable script?

I am writing a bash script and I want to make it portable, to have the same results in the other computers. From this question I learned the system settings, like language settings and possibly other ...
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Unexpected result from sort command of linux bash

I have a file foo.txt with this content: chr1 15 chr11 5 chr11 8 chr1 7 chr2 23 chr1 35 I tried to sort it first according to the first column, and then according to the second ...
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How do I randomly sort groups of multiple lines in a multi-GB file?

I've got a multi-GB file that has elements in 4 lines, and I would like to have every 4 lines randomized in another file, this is, keeping each four lines grouped and randomize those sets. Is there an ...
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Can I sort in excel but read the cell values from right to left?

I have an excel worksheet list of names and email addresses. Some of the email addresses, however, are cutoff on the right and have "...". For example: some email addresses are "test@test_user...". ...
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How do I quickly parse large ASCII files for matching records?

I have lots of files containing data records, stored as space-delimited ASCII files. Each record is a row containing numeric data, with some columns integer and others floating-point eg. 1 1 5711 4 ...
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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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Sort Excel Row Based on Values in Another Row

Sorry if this question has already been answered, I looked but I didn tfind anything that was quite what I am trying to do. I have a lot of spreadsheets where I have something like: A|B|C|D|E|F... ...
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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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specify the sort order in “copy /b *.dat foo” in Windows cmd

Normally, when I do a copy /b *.data foo in Windows cmd, the *.data files are catenated in the sorted order into the destination file foo. This matches my desired behavior. However, I just met a ...
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Excel: searching for a maximum lower than X

From the sorted list of values, I'm looking for a maximum that is lower than X Example: A B C 1 1 X=7 2 3 3 5 4 8 ANS=5 Do you have any smart ideas for this problem?
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Sort files in Windows by name - according to date

I have a bunch of PDF invoices in a folder. They are named according to their dates. For example: 28-02-13.pdf 28-02-14.pdf 28-03-13.pdf 28-06-13.pdf 29-11-13.pdf 30-04-13.pdf 30-04-14.pdf ...
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Excel 2007. Data Tab is grayed out. Nothing on that Tab is available

I'm trying to sort a file to which I add rows daily. I usually have no trouble sorting, but from some reason all the items on the Data Tab are 'grayed out' and unavailable. Any idea what's caused ...
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How to custom sort Window Explorer on 'Comments' column

I've added Comments to .pdf files using the program File Metadata, and then I enabled a Windows Explorer comments column. This sorts reverse alphabetically i.e. Zaphod, Widget, Constantine, Adam, ...
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Changing default sort order in Windows 7 desktop search

If I do a search (usually, I'm looking for an email), the results are presented in date-modified order by default I can do Sort By / More... and select Date Received, then Sort By and select Date ...
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Sort numbers in left to right in ascending order

How to arrange in ascending order from left to right in vi or with the sort command? Sample before arrangement: 2 3 3 6 5 1 4 2 5 8 I want it in this way: 2 3 3 6 1 5 2 4 5 8
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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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How to sort Spotlight results by size in the Finder?

How do I sort search result by size in Finder? I would prefer some sort of setting, or shell plug-in. I'm using this to clean my hard drive by finding and deleting the largest files first. I'm not ...
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Sort & Ranking Functions in Excel for Time AND Number Values in one Column

I have a spreadsheet that is being used to track and score a fitness competition, each workout has a time cap, so athletes that complete the workout under the time cut off are given a time as their ...
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Separation of work, personal, and private , for all things tech?

Increasingly I'm finding it's very difficult to separate anything on my computers and devices. Everything syncs everywhere, I need to do work from my home computer, I need to do personal things from ...
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Alphanumeric sorting in Excel

In Excel, is it possible to sort alphanumerics from a-1, a-2, a-3...a-123 instead of a-1, a-10, a-100, a-11? Sorting via oldest to newest or via A-Z, definitely won't give me the result I want. I've ...