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Old 03-14-2014
UNIX Sort on a field that spans multiple columns

New to unix.
I need to sort the records of a file by a control number field. That field is in POS 16 through 28. How do I do that? There are no delimiters, or spaces to separate fields.

See example below. Each line is a record.


Output needs to be:


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Old 03-14-2014
$ sort -n -k 1.16,1.28 <<EOF


$ sort -n -k 1.16,1.28 < inputfile > outputfile

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