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Say that I had a list of entries in a text file:

  • Apple/bcd
  • Pear/abc
  • banana/def
  • orange/cde

and I wanted to sort these entries in the console by what comes after the "/" so they were:

  • Pear/abc
  • Apple/bcd
  • orange/cde
  • banana/def

How do I use the sort function to sort this way without having columns there?
And by only using the sort function, no piping other commands?
I can only sort by the word before the "/".

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Try this:

sort -t / -k 2,2 _file_

The -t / says the field separator is the / character. The -k 2,2 says to sort on field 2, which would be the characters after the first /.

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