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Old 02-04-2012
Help to sort out... Possible use of sort command

I have an input like

4.3.6.66
4.3.6.67
4.3.6.70
4.3.6.25
4.3.6.15
4.3.6.54
4.3.6.44
4.3.6.34
4.3.6.24
4.3.6.14
4.3.6.53
4.3.6.43
4.3.6.49
4.3.6.33
4.3.6.52
4.3.6.19
4.3.6.58
4.3.6.42
4.3.6.48
4.3.6.32
4.3.6.38
4.3.6.22
4.3.6.12
4.3.6.51
4.3.6.18
4.3.6.47
4.3.6.31
4.3.6.37
4.3.6.21
4.3.6.27
4.3.6.50
4.3.6.17
4.3.6.46
4.3.6.30
4.3.6.36
4.3.6.20
4.3.6.26
4.3.6.65
4.3.6.16
4.3.6.45
4.3.6.35
4.3.6.82
4.3.6.88
4.3.6.87
4.3.6.86
4.3.6.84
4.3.6.83
4.3.6.89
4.3.6.91
4.3.6.92
4.3.6.93
4.3.6.94
4.3.6.96
4.3.6.100
4.3.6.99
4.3.6.102
4.3.6.103

someone please help me in sorting the above I/P. I used sort -n, but it doesn't work properly.

Please also explain how the command or option works there.
# 2  
Old 02-04-2012
Code:
sed 's/\./ /g' input.txt | sort -n -k 4 | sed 's/ /./g'

# 3  
Old 02-04-2012
Code:
sort -t'.' -nk4 infile

--ahamed
# 4  
Old 02-04-2012
Thanks Ahamed. It helped... Smilie
# 5  
Old 02-04-2012
GNU sort has -V option for sorting versions.
# 6  
Old 02-04-2012
Code:
sort -nt. -k1.1 -k2.2 -k3.3 -k4.4 infile

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