Sorting text files or other data, for example with the sort utility.

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Fastest way to delete duplicates in large wordlist?

I need to deduplicate a large wordlist. I tried several commands and did some research here and here where they explain that the fastest way to deduplicate a wordlist seems to be using awk. awk -...
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Sort lines by number of words per line

Given input: hello: world foo bar baz bar: baz: bin boop bop fiz bang beep bap: bim bam bop boatkeeper: poughkeepsie I would like to sort it into most words at the top, to least at the end, like so:...
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Sort command inconsistent behavior

I want to sort two files but I cannot get consistent results. It seems there are problems with collation but I cannot understand the reason. In sample files separator is a single space: file1: a b B ...
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“sort -h” not working in Redhat 5.9. Any way to upgrade it?

I'm trying to sort the folders disk usage in human readable format in RHEL 5.9. I mounted the drive as NFS in Cent OS 6.4, where sort -h option works fine. But in RHEL 5.9, it throws error as ...
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Print random lines respecting the order of the source file

I have a large text file (~500K lines) with short sentences (couple of words long). Additionally, there is some XML markup in most of the lines. Finally, the text file has been sorted before the ...
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How can I list files by class/indicator (as in ls --classify) then by name?

ls --clasify append indicator (one of */=>@|) to entries. I would like to group the entries of the same class/indicator together. I can only find ls --group-directories-first for grouping the / ...
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How to sort file by character occurrences per line?

I'm quite new to Linux, and I've found quite a bit of useful information on how to do character counts in a file, but is there a way in Linux/terminal to sort a text file by the number of times a ...
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Group by Functionality on Mac Address

I'm looking for a solution that should do grouping of identical mac address(device ids). I tried using sort -k 2, but I'm not confident of the result. Data Set looks like: 1616.93,ac:22:0b:a6:22:c3 ...
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Sorting a file with integer in parentheses with no space

I am trying to sort a file like this (which is a list of subroutine names) cfn=(1370) __lib_file_MOD_file_open fn=(1368) __universe_MOD_general_boot fn=(916) __universe_MOD_general_main fn=(6142) ...
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Display filenames with grep

I'm looking for a way to display the filename when using this command: cat *.tcp | grep "tcp" | grep "open" | sort | uniq Is there a way to do it?
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Sort files with a specific extension by modified time and store them into an array

I have found many answers to sort the files of directory and even to save them in an array. Sorting Example ls -t Directory listing in array array=(*) My particular problem needs to sort files ...
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sort and uniq columns individually in a text file

I have a file as below: D F T E A R T E K A O E E T P J I would like to sort each column and unique the columns individually as below: A A O E D F P J E R T K T I wonder if there is anyone who ...
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sort in unix on a big file [duplicate]

I have a file like this chr1 101466461 101466462 1 chr6 160143888 160143889 1 chr19 19231081 19231082 1 chr18 47008735 47008736 1 chr1 161407811 161407812 1 chr4 ...
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Sort -u without sorting but with better uniqueness? [duplicate]

I don't want to sort my file, just filter out duplicate lines, maintaining the original ordering. Is there a way to use sort's unique function without it's sort function (something like cat -u would ...
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Sorting in reverse numeric order on subfield in a multi-field sort

I'm trying to use GNU sort on a directory/file listing, eg (subset of much longer listing): exams2008/Zoology/Summer/ZY4019Sum08.pdf exams2009/Zoology/Summer/ZY4019.pdf exams2010/Zoology/Summer/...
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Find, count and sort all audio files. ALAC (M4A) files

I'm putting a script together to sort a very large music collection. It's approx 22000 albums, a mixture of FLAC, WAV, AIFF, M4A (AAC & ALAC). So far, I can sort by file type and get a total size ...
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How to sort/reformat text information in a file?

I have a file (called customers) with information that needs to be sorted; example: qweasd,asdqwd@asd.org,256.62394383 qweasdczasd,asdghjghqwd@assssd.org,256.62394383 qwedddasd,asdasdaqwd@asd.org,256....
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Find largest files from each date in a directory

I have a directory similar to the following: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 223K Apr 28 14:25 2015.04.28_14.25 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 253K Apr 28 14:55 2015.04.28_14.55 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 276K Apr 28 15:...
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How to sort data in the file using script?

I have a file logs.txt with numbers which repeat: 1 QWE 1 ASD 1 QWE 1 QWE 1 QWE 1 qwe 12 22 qwe 2 aaa 2 vcc 2 xxx 4 asa 44 qwe 4 gfd 4 bcx 5 6 kuy 7 76 lol 5 4 ggg 23 ...
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see newest release last (YML release files with the same timestamp from Git)

I pull from Git *yml files with "$packagename-$release.yml". The highest number is the most recent release. I wish to have the listening with latest release last. Correct sort order "$packagename-$...
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How to turn Diff command into bash script with prompt

I have a list that i've copy and i want to paste it to the shell to give me just the repeated lines. 1 1 3 2 As i read about bash commands i've maded this: cat > /tmp/sortme ;...
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sort -u (unique) works for multi-keys but not for a single key

Using GNU sort. I want to print only the first of a group of lines, based on duplicate key(s). -k1,2 works as expected – only the 1st sorted line is output printf %s\\n 'a a c' 'a a b' 'a a a' | ...
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what is the default delimiter for sort -k option

What is the default delimiter for sort's -k option? I searched some man page and samples and still feel lost.
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Stable sort a file by presence of ordered substrings on each line

I have a list of sound sources that I'm processing with a script. An example would be: alsa_input.usb-AVEO_Technology_Corp._USB2.0_Camera-02-Camera.analog-mono alsa_input.pci-0000_00_14.2.analog-...
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sort file based one colum and group by another column

I have a file of three columns: 1 A 0.5 2 B 0.7 3 A 10 4 C 4 5 B 4 I want to sort the file by increasing order of column 3 and group by column 2 1 A 0.5 3 A 10 ...
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How to sort lines that contain “_” numerically?

Here's a subset of the file names in my file: profile_10_1_1 profile_10_1_2 profile_1_1_1 I'm trying to sort them numerically in ascending order, that is starting from 1 onwards. I used the ...
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Search and sorts error logs based on a particular string

How to search through all the errors.zip as well as from errors.log files filter by "Error" string and sort by date? What about totals of errors? requirement : here are 3 components are installed in ...
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Append words to wordlist with sort -u avoinding duplicata

I have 2 txt file called one.txt with duplicata: yesterday yesterday today today tomorrow tomorrow and the second txt called two.txt with duplicata: mike mike paul paul tomorrow tomorrow Using ...
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sort | uniq not working on different files [closed]

I have no idea why the command sort filename.txt | uniq is not working on this file: http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/32089/koran.gz.html I have also used: awk '!seen[$0]++' koran.txt perl -...
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direct GNU sort to use much memory and many cores

I have a fairly large text file (19Gb, half a billion lines) and a fairly large server on which to sort it (16 cores, 64Gb memory) running Ubuntu 12.04. What is the best way to use the command line ...
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How to tell the sizes of files and folders, sorted, and in MB, GB, instead of a long integer? [duplicate]

On a Mac, using Bash, I tend to do du -sh * to tell the sizes of files and folders in the current directory, in MB and GB. But if I want to sort them by the sizes, I might do du -sh * | sort -g ...
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how to sort by the day of the week?

I have two files. file1: Dave 734.838.9800 Bob 313.123.4567 Carol 248.344.5576 Mary 313.449.1390 Ted 248.496.2204 Alice 616.556.4458 file2: Bob Tuesday Carol Monday Ted Sunday ...
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sort and uniq in awk

I know there are "sort" and "uniq" out there, however, today's question is about how to utilise AWK to do that kind of a job. Say if I have a list of anything really (ips, names, or numbers) and I ...
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sort only the first column and uniq

I have a list as such below: 1,cat 1,dog 2,apple 3,human I'd like an output like this: 1,cat,dog 2,apple 3,human So value 1 from column 1 contains the value of cat and dog from ...
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Sorting numbers and respective units in columns

I have a list like this: 1,kg,cat 1000,g,dog 20,g,apple And I want to sort it by weight. 1 kg and 1000 g would be the same, so I'd like to have my rows sorted by weight. My data set is ...
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can we get sorted grep output

I have same: 1.txt with apple written in it, 2.txt with mango written in it, 3.txt with apple written in it, 4.txt with mango written in it. grep -e apple -e mango *.txt will give result as: 1.txt: ...
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Sort based on field1, field2 but preserving field 1 sort and ignoring nulls/blanks in 2nd sort

After doing a lot of home work and running multiple test scenarios, I decided to get help from experts Here is my scenario Input data after sorting by Column 1 -bash-3.2$ sort -t'|' -k1 -k2 clm....
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sum columns based on matching fields

I have encountered a problem that exceeds my basic unix knowledge and would really appreciate some help. I have a large file in the following format: 2 1019 0 12 2 1019 3 0 2 1021 0 2 ...
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lines with unique checksum

I have a file A of lines of equal length n. I have a program that for each line in A can output a line of length n which its key. The program can either write the sequence of keys for the lines in A ...
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Combining, sorting and deleting duplicates in numerous gzip files

I am going to be combining 15 different gzip files. Ranging in size from 2 gigs to 15 gigs each so the files are relatively large. I have done research on the best way to do it but still have some ...
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Sorting bigger files gives segmentation fault

mkdir tmp sort -u *.txt -T tmp/ -o output.txt there are just a few few ten GByte sized files that needs to be sorted.. The problem is that after a few minutes sort gives a segmentation fault. The ...
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How to sort an associative array and retain the keys?

I have an array with filenames as keys and a numerical value as values. MYARRAY[00001.jpg] = 31 MYARRAY[00002.jpg] = 200 MYARRAY[00003.jpg] = 98 I need to sort them so they are ordered by value. ...
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How to sort by column and break ties randomly

I have a tab-delimited file with three columns like this: joe W 4 bob A 1 ana F 1 roy J 3 sam S 0 don R 2 tim L 0 cyb M 0 I want to sort this file by decreasing values in the third column, but to ...
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How do I transform array output sorted in lexicographic order to numeric order

I have a text file that consists of data in this form: int array[0] int array[1001] int array[1002] int array[1003] int array[2] int array[2001] int array[2002] ... In other words, the numbers ...
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Sort command on more than one field

I have a file with contents 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.4 192.168.1.2 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2 10.1.1.3 192.168.1.56 192.168.1.43 10.1.1.23 When I gave $ sort -h -t. -k3,4 sort_test.txt 10.1.1.1 10.1.1.2 192....
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How sort command column option is handled

I have a file like 1.2.3.4 1.1.1.1 4.5.6.7 1.1.3.5 When I gave sort -t. -k3 inp3 1.1.1.1 1.2.3.4 1.1.3.5 4.5.6.7 and when I gave sort -t. -k3,3 inp3 1.1.1.1 1.1.3.5 1.2.3.4 4.5.6.7 second ...
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Unix sort by multiple columns

I have trouble understanding unix sort. Consider the following file (tab separated) aa ~ a1 aa B b A b ~ e bb B bb ~ B When calling: cat tmp2 | sort -t $'\t' -k1,2 I get aa ~ a1 aa B ...
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sort order explanation

Giving a lot of files, sort -n gives me this result: f1.txt f10.txt f2.txt which doesn't seem right to me. What is the explanation? Can I get this by default: f1.txt f2.txt f10.txt
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Display distinct values of a list and number of occurences

I have a program that writes on the standard output a list of string values, one per line, and I would like to display in real time the list of distinct values along with the number of occurences for ...
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counting occurrences of a string

I have a large database of this format: 0500506 gi|561108321|ref|NC_018143.2| 71446 0 0500506 gi|561108321|ref|NC_018143.2| 71447 0 0500508 gi|561108321|ref|NC_018143.2| 71449 0 0500509 ...