I need to sort a file based on the number of chars in the first column.
I have no idea on how to go about this. (On Linux, so sed/awk/sort is available).
.abs is bla bla 12 .abc is bla se 23 bla .fe is bla bla bla .jpg is pic extension .se is for swedish domains
what I want is to sort these lines, based on the length of the first column in each line. Some of the lines start with 4 characters, some start with 3, or 2. I want the result to be something like:
.fe is bla bla bla .se is for swedish domains .abs is bla bla 12 .abc is bla se 23 bla .jpg is pic extension
Is this even possible?