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

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Sorting XML files so that differences can then be found

I need to compare two XML files, each of which is about 13,000 lines long. Sadly the code that generates these files doesn't generate the data in the same order each time (the data comes from a ...
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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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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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Other language Sorting(like hindi, not english) for Excel sheet column

How can I sort excel sheet column for other languages like hindi(not english)?
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Can I change where win7 shortcuts sort in relation to folders?

If i have a group of folders, and somehow i need a shortcut to a folder to be "in the middle" sequentially, how do i fix that? Changing sort by type does not help, sorting by name does not seem to ...
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Windows Explrer Sorting order for special characters?

What is the sorting order used in Windows Explorer? I was specifically wondering what special characters sort after the alphabets? As far as I can tell (test), all special characters seem to be ...
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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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Office 2007: How to sort an Excel Table from within a Word macro

I have written a Macro in WinWord2007 which lists styles and their properties in an Excel table. The table is made accessible by the following 3 lines: Dim Oxl_Sheet As Object Set Oxl_Sheet = ...
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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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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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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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batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically

I want to batch-rename files containing numbers, padding the numbers with zeroes. The goal is to sort numbered sets of files alphabetically in the correct order in any application. In a set of files ...
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How do I re-sort a list of files grouped by directory?

From within a DOS batch file, how can I crudely re-sort a text file containing a manually maintained list of source files, so those files listed (from the same directory) in the small example extract ...
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How Windows arranges files by date

In Windows 7 if I have files arranged by date on the desktop with newest being last, then files are automatically places at the end (i.e. right bottom) as I update them. The exception seems to be ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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getting todo.sh to sort due items first, then by priority

How can I get todo.sh to put items that are due: today first, then after that sort the normal way (A-Z priority then everything else)? There's this solution, but then you lose A-Z priority and have ...
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how to reverse the sort order of tabs in firefox?

I need to print (to PDF) a large number (about 80) of tabs all at once, but in a specific order. The problem is that the tabs all got opened in the reverse order of what I want. Dragging them around ...
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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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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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Is there a way to keep the selection in Windows 2008 Explorer when changing the sort order

I 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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Excel 2013, can data be re-sorted automatically?

Is there a way to re-sort automatically? I have automatically updating cells and depending on incoming values the rankings change. I am looking for a way to have the table resort automatically ...
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How to sort Google Drive search results by title?

I find Google Drive very convenient as an online notebook to store my diary and records, that I can access anytime, anywhere. Now when I want to search for a particular string of text, the only ...
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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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“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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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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Music Library Sorting Issue

I'm using WMP for for managing my music library. Lately I noticed something. I was reorganizing my library and came across a strange -I mean annoying- behavior of WMP. The way WMP sorts Artists. ...
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Reordering file lines like other file (Unix)

Is there a tool (or option for sort) which will re-order lines of a file so that they are ordered like a key in another file? For example, I have a data file: T01F01475558 30 T01F022B3A17 31 ...
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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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Sorting in Pivot Table on how data is summarized, not just the value

Often I am creating pivot tables that summarize some count by some category. Let's say I am counting Yes/No responses by some category. I usually add the count field and display it as a "% of row", ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is the best order of item fields in for different group with various template zabbix?

In my company, we have about 30 servers which i monitor them by zabbix. Some of them are Windows base OS and some others are Linux (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu) OS base. Basically i create a Template, ...
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LibreOffice Calc dynamic text sort

Given the following table: A B 1 AA AA 2 HH BB 3 BB HH 4 II II 5 UU LL 6 LL UU I need to sort the values of column A to B dynamically, using only ...
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How to move starred and unread messages to top without destroying the order by date (descending)?

I'm trying to order my messages in my thunderbird inboxes and have multiple issues. I want to oder my mails like the following: Importent (starred) messages should always stay on top. Unread ...
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I'm trying to list size of folders plus selected files on a portable disk

For the purpose of finding the location of my data among many portable disks, I'm trying to create plaintext lists of the contents of all folders and files of certain extensions and sort them by size. ...
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How to sort bookmarks in Scribus by page?

By default bookmarks in a Scribus document are sorted in the order they are created by the user and must be manually sorted. How can I sort the bookmarks defined in a Scribus document by page number? ...
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Adding custome metadata to PDF using Acrobat X

I have some PDF tax files that I would like to separate by year. However, the year created / modified isn't necessarily the year I want to categorize it under. How can I add a "year" field to the ...
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Excel 2013 - Is there a macro to sort and split the contents of a spreadsheet

I know there any many similar questions to this, but none seem to match exactly... I have a basic Stock List, and want to help to speed up stocktaking, so am looking to create a macro to do the below: ...
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Using VBA to sort cells to match the values in an adjacent column

What I would like to do is write a macro that sorts the values in the range B3:D9 on the left side of the linked image to produce the intended result (shown on the right side). For every value in ...
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Itunes Smart Playlist - Sort by Descending Track Number

I want to create a smart playlist that will list an album by descending track number. I have a singles album in which I would like to add new singles as time goes on but I want to listen to the new ...
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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 ...