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I want to sort a text file from within Visual Basic. I tried:
x = Shell("sort filea > fileb"), but I get an error saying that the file ">" can't be found. Obviously it doesn't recognize the > as a redirection.
How can i accomplish the sort?
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You'll need to lounch your Command interpreter, e.g.:
x = Shell("Command.com /c sort filea > fileb")
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I don't realy understand why, but that's okay. It works just fine.
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