How to sort values inside one column?

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Old 11-16-2009
Originally Posted by mkastin
$ awk -F, '{split($3,a,"|"); n=asort(a,b); for (i=1; i<=n; i++) sort=sort "|" b[i]; print $1 "," $2 "," sort}' file


I think I fix your code.

awk -F, '{sort=""} {split($3,a,"|"); n=asort(a,b); for (i=1; i<=n; i++) sort=sort "|" b[i]; print $1 "," $2 "," sort}' urfile

Below is the code, which I try to make it shorter

$  awk -F, '{printf "\n"$1","$2","} {split($3,a,"|"); n=asort(a); for (i=1;i<=n;i++) printf "|"a[i]} ' urfile


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