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Old 09-19-2002
Question Help with the Sort command

Can someone please tell me how to sort a file, based on a particular position within the file?

I have a line sequential file that is 152 bytes per record, in which i need to sort the file based on the numeric data in positions 142-152.

I have done the "man sort" command and see the -k option but I don't think that can be applied in this instance

Any help would be extremely appreciated.

Robert
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Old 09-19-2002
Pick a character that is not in your input file at all. Let's say it is the equal sign. Then do:
sort -t= -k1.142,1.152
 
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