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

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Are different non-alphanumeric symbols—when used at the beginning of a filename—treated differently when sorting alphabetically?

I’ve long used the trick of adding a dot to the beginning of a folder name so that it always appears at the top of a list of folders when they are sorted alphabetically. But is there an ...
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Linux sort Command: how to sort on a number embedded in a field?

I'm on RHEL 6 using BASH. I'm trying to sort some lines in a file, by a number that is embedded in a field. The name of the file is word.txt. This is the command I am using: sort -n -k4 word.txt ...
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Select a number of rows from a set in Excel

I have a list of users in locations within my company. Vastly reduced from the 130,000 or so in reality, the data looks like the example at the end. What I need to do is to select a number of users ...
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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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How to correctly sort calendar months “mmm” with AutoFilter?

I need to use filter to sort calendar months in mmm format. Data > Sort > Custom will do it but I cannot make filter work. Months are in a column eg SEP, APR, JAN, APR, etc. Filter just does ...
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Unix sort keys cause performance problems

My data: It's a 71 MB file with 1.5 million rows. It has 6 fields All six fields combine to form a unique key - so that's what I need to sort on. Sort statement: sort -t ',' -k1,1 -k2,2 -k3,3 ...
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Sort google drive by date added [migrated]

Is there a way to sort google drive (either iOS or web version) by date that a file was added? It drives me crazy that if I use gmail to save an attachment to drive, I can't locate that file ...
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How can I disable Windows Vista / 7 Explorer's “auto sort” after file copying?

One of the things that really annoys me in Windows Vista / Windows 7 is the new "auto sort" feature. In Windows XP, whenever you copy a bunch of files to a folder, they are all placed at the end of ...
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Sort on ID, then sort on date, then remove lines which have the older date?

I have a couple of tab delimited files. Each file is structured like so: ID Title Rating Date_Rated What I want to do is merge all these files into one, ...
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How to make sort consider blanks (GNU coreutils)

How can I make sort consider blanks? Original file: n c n b n a What I get with sort file is this: n a n b n c So how can I come to this order: n b n c n a Version: sort (GNU ...
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Sorting HTML content based on second line of table cell

I have an Windows text file, containing the text of an HTML table (no header, no footer) with each cell of the table not in alpha order. I'd like to alphabetize the tables, a la: REDACTED-TITLE-1 ...
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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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Sort by multiple columns in Windows Explorer 8

I have a directory, which contains many files (more than a thousand), from different types (file extensions). I can sort them by Date modified, or by Type. But seems that I can't sort them by both ...
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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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How to rename single-digit numbers to sort incrementally?

What is the simplest way to add 0's to all single-digit filenames to make them sort correctly? I'd like to stick to the command line if possible. From: a_1.png a_2.png a_10.png To: a_01.png ...
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Is it possible to sort a table by entry modification date? Specifically, how to access from VBA the last modification time of an object?

I have a MS Word document where I accumulate and frequently modify certain data in a very long table. So I would like to sort the data by latest modification time in the rows. Of course if I add a ...
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Is there a way to do Drag and Drap sorting of emails in Outlook?

I'd like to be able to manually sort emails in a particular Outlook folder instead of having it auto-sort by some particular column. Basically, for emails that I need to do some sort of follow up, I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...