Specifying sort fields

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Apr 23 14:17:35 PDT 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, JJB wrote:

> Thank you that worked. You know that nowhere in the 'man sort' info
> does it say that to use sort command you have to use pipe commands
> to feed it data.

You don't have to use pipes or redirection:

sort -n /etc/hosts

> Don't you think the man sort info needs updating to explain this
> fact?  Even some examples at end of technical info would go long way
> to making the 'man sort' info user friendly and meaningfully.

man send-pr

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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