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Is there an easy way to force sort to ignore file extensions when sorting find output by file name? I mean without extra scripting.

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Not entirely sure what you mean.

But given a directory

$ ls
bar.txt  foo.abc  foo.txt
$ 

You can sort by just the name, stripping the extension, as below

$ find . -type f | sort -k 2,2 -t. -u
./bar.txt
./foo.txt
$

As ever, an example of input together with desired output would help greatly.

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