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

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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 ...
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Using Outlook 2010 Custom Views

I frequently switch between emails sorted by date (newest on top), sorted by From, and sorted by conversation (oldest on top). I'm tired of right clicking and sorting my emails, especially with ...
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Sorting and showing the most repeated row (value)

I have a sheet containing over 200k+ rows with values like this, 10.10.10.10 11.11.11.11 12.12.12.12 10.10.10.10 10.10.10.10 I want to be able to show the most repeated row at the top or extract it ...
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Google Drive Speadsheets not sorting [migrated]

When I attempt to Sort a Spreadsheet by the information in a column I am greeted with the result: "This operation is not permitted because it would alter the structure of this table. More ...
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how does sort compare lines?

I've always assumed that sort without any additional arguments, will sort a file in lexical order. However today I ran across following test case: sort test2.txt a/a a/c a//c a/d As you can see the ...
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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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Why does my exchange message filtering rule not work?

I have two rules set up to sort incoming bug reports. The first is specific to a single device: Apply this rule after the message arrives sent to SMS Distribution and with ...
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Excel filter duplicate values in column A and filter out rows which have column C blank

How to filter duplicate values in column A and filter out rows which have column C blank. I have 2200 rows in Col A (the first 1400 rows also have data in Col B & C, the next 800 rows are ...
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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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Why am I unable to sort data in Excel?

Here is what my spreadsheet looks like: I am trying to sort these invoices first by type (Column B) then date, and finally by amount (which shouldn't apply, but why not). I have checked for ...
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Path Finder: How to sort files by date, but folders by name?

This is possible in Total Commander. How can I make such separate sorting in Path Finder as well? I like to sort files by date, but I don't see any point in sorting folders this way - they just jump ...
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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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why is my sort slower with more ram?

System specs below. I recently purchased 2X4 RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 I already had 2X2 in there for a total of 12GB: Corsair ...
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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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How to sort folders by last characters of folder name in Windows 7?

I have a stack of client folders with names like this: eastcoal 008 mee 022 orr 047 owaka 032 owen 025 powernet006 redpath 031 Normally this works, but sometimes I'd like to sort by the number. ...
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Ignore certain characters while sorting data in libre/office calc

I have a list of transliterated chinese terms in a table showing Wade-Giles (W.-G), chinese characters and Pinyin transcription. Example, (sorted W.-G column only): P'u Te Ssu P’u t’uo-shan Pai ...
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spreadsheet: sorting by the first n characters of the entries of a column then by another column

Is there any way to sort an OpenOffice Calc spreadsheet by the first n characters of a given column then by another criterion? For example suppose that we have the following 4*2 spreadsheet (Note ...
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How to sort columns in Excel so that only one value appears in each row?

Say I have a a spreadsheet with the following data: A B C D --------------------- 2 1 0 2 3 2 1 4 5 3 3 6 7 5 6 8 11 8 10 10 ...
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Trying to cat the result of piped commands

I have a folder of files that are named list20140801.txt list20140802.txt .... I'm trying to do this ls | sort | tail -3 | cat But it is just giving me the file names, not cat'ing them.
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Case insensitive sorting

Vim's default sort is case sensitive, and produces results like this: A B a How can it be made case-insensitive, to produce the following result given the same input? A a B
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Sort piped to uniq unexpected output

I have a file that looks like this: "string",192.168.1.0,,TX,192.168.1.2,,,100,0,0,10,10,10,, "string",192.168.1.0,,TX,192.168.1.1,,,100,0,0,10,10,10,, ...
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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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UNIX command to sort the file by the following words, from major sort key to minor sort key: word 3, word 1, word 4

Need help with the UNIX command below to sort the file by the following words, from major sort key to minor sort key: word 3, word 1, word 4. (words are separated by white spaces) sort -t -k3 -k1 ...
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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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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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Windows 7, any way to sort folders and files all mixed together?

Is there a way to sort folders and files by their name all mixed together in Windows 7? It would be easier to understand if you look at this page. I want my folders and files arranged like the ...
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How to customize folder grouping in Windows 7?

I wonder, how to customize folder grouping in Win7? You can group them by Name, Date, etc — but how to create custom groups? Like, I have 30 folders on a disk, and i want them to be grouped under ...
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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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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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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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Move dated files into their corresponding dated folders

I have .pdf files with the date at the end of their name, e.g. "BINNAWAY - WERRIS CK - 483.94 - 120612". I have folders named after the dates of each of these files e.g. "12-06-2012". How can I move ...
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is there a way to sort files in a directory by view count? Win 7

As per the title, can files in a directory be sorted by view count in windows7 ? I have a folder with a lot of videos. I want to delete bottom 20 least viewed videos. This would require me to sort ...
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Fixing the first row as sortable title in Excel 2007

I know this is super easy, I just couldn't find it. I'd like the first row in an excel document to be the "title" field. I want that: Whenever I scroll down, this row will remain fixed I can sort ...
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How can a Macro sort dates from oldest to newest?

I'm doing account statements in a bank and I need to be able to make them fast, so I am using macros for making this process. However, there is a step that I always have to do that a macro won't let ...
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Excel compare cells in columns A and B, show in column C cells only unique to column A

I know there's a formula for this in Excel but I can't get it right. I've got a list of 7000+ names in column A, and a list of 4000+ names in column B. Some are duplicates, appearing on both column A ...
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How to calculate occurrences of some word in table

How can I calculate how many times occurrences any of these "value" Column for example I need: N 97 5 N 72 7 N 83 22 N 70 3 N 76 8 Z 34 7 N 85 2 ... ... ... and sorted ...
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Changing the order Of Dropbox photos

The order of the photos we have in dropbox is alphabetical according to caption rather than in the order in which they were taken. How do I change the order?
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How to filter an Excel column for entries matching a master list

The general question entails sorting a large Excel 2007 list to find entries that match smaller subset list. I have a couple of ideas on how to approach the problem, but I lack the technical ...
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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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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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save folder sort setting in windows 7

I have Image folder and sort my image by date. Everytime I open a folder, windows sorts all file by name and then green bar fill address bar. after that all image sort by date. ...
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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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Excel 07 - declaring and sorting chunks of arbitrary size

Let's say I have a list of Abbreviations: As you can see, the only layout "rule" is a blank line between entries. I should now like to sort them by their abbreviation: Using Excel07 and having ...
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Inverting Music Folder Sorting

Due to various circumstances I have a large collection of .MP3 files in folders by artist, then album. This of course leads to issues with albums with more than one artist on them which end up spread ...