The unix server I am using has an old version of sort installed (no -V option), would it be possible to install a newer version locally (I do not have root permissions)? Where would I download it and how would I install it? I would like this new version to be the default every time I connect to the server.
As a reference I am using the following version:
sort --version sort (GNU coreutils) 5.97 Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. echo $BASH_VERSION 3.2.25(1)-release ./unix_distro.sh Linux RedHat 5.5(Final 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 x86_64) uname -a Linux tin.broadinstitute.org 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu Jul 1 19:04:48 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux