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Old 05-29-2009
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I check the man page but I still cannot see what this command is supposed to do

Code:
sort +5 -6 <file>

It just seems to sort the file as normal??

Thanks
Calypso
# 2  
Old 05-29-2009
As I know
Code:
sort +5 -6 <file>

sort by the sixth column, but it's no longer supported. Instead the -k option can be used to do the same thing (note: "-k 6" for the sixth column)
# 3  
Old 05-29-2009
Thanks for that, do you know what the 5 represent too?
# 4  
Old 05-29-2009
google gave me this link

Code:
http://www.softpanorama.org/Tools/sort.shtml

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