Sorting scientific numbers with sort


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When it came to locale, I was out. So, I can't tell you, what my locale is. I type in locale in the terminal and got this (don't know, if that's of any help for you):
Quote:
LANG="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_CTYPE="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="de_DE.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=
Code:
LOCALE=C sort -gr <file>

didn't change anything.

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Oh bummer! That was it! It's a stupid German thing as we have to do it differently as most of the rest of the world. Is there any way that I can change the settings universily in the OS, so thousand separators are always commas and decimal points are periods?

Many thanks for the solution!

Last edited by plebs; 05-21-2015 at 02:01 PM..
# 9  
You're welcome. Try putting
Code:
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

in your .profile

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Originally Posted by plebs
[..]
Oh bummer! That was it! It's a stupid German thing as we have to do it differently as most of the rest of the world. [..]
Don't know about that:

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Green is comma, blue is dot.
Decimal mark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 05-21-2015 at 02:48 PM..
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Quote:
Try putting

Code:
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
in your .profile
Yes, that works perfectly (after I found out, I am using the bash shell and have to alter the .bash_profile).

Thanks again.
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