using -t option with unix sort ?

Nelis Lamprecht nlamprecht at
Thu Jul 14 09:36:01 GMT 2005

On 7/14/05, Daniel Malaby <dan at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to sort a tab delimited file with sort. The problem I am
> having is with the -t option. I do not know how to pass a tab.


> sort -t \t


> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

remove the space between -t and \t and it should work


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