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Thanks nezabudka,

Indeed -b can be used to ignore leading blanks; the sed statement can be used to remove leading spaces and correct the output..

The -V option is a non-standard extension that is carried by GNU Sort and BSD Sort and is used when the dot in the number signifies a major.minor version number. The -n option is used for numerical sorts.

They give different results, depending on the meaning of the dotted number, the OP has not indicated what is the case..

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