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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Sorting Post 302422219 by Ernst on Monday 17th of May 2010 08:47:27 PM
Old 05-17-2010
Sorting

Let's say that I have a database that I call part ID. This database has the following grouping:

Code:
Dart1=4
Dart2=8
Dart3=12

Fork1=68
Fork2=72
Fork3=64

Bike1=28
Bike2=24
Bike3=20

Car1=44
Car2=40
Car3=36

I want to write a program that would read this database and tell me when the 3rd item of each group is smaller than the second item of the same group or when the 1st item is greater than the 2nd item of that group. Basically item1 < item2 < item3 is the standard within the same group. If this is not met within that group, The script would print the output of all the groups that are different. For example, the output would be:
Code:
Fork1=68
Fork2=72          
Fork3=64

Car1=44
Car2=40
Car3=36

Any suggestions will be appreciated!

Thanks!

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groups(1)							   User Commands							 groups(1)

NAME
groups - print group membership of user SYNOPSIS
groups [user...] DESCRIPTION
The command groups prints on standard output the groups to which you or the optionally specified user belong. Each user belongs to a group specified in /etc/passwd and possibly to other groups as specified in /etc/group. Note that /etc/passwd specifies the numerical ID (gid) of the group. The groups command converts gid to the group name in the output. EXAMPLES
The output takes the following form: example% groups tester01 tester02 tester01 : staff tester02 : staff example% FILES
/etc/passwd /etc/group ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
group(4), passwd(4), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 groups(1)

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