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Sort data with vi

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I have a file with data in it like this:
/home/csu/csu-003.tow
/home/csu/csu-083.tow
/home/csu/csu-236.tow
/home/csu/csu-787.tow
I would like to put the lines in numerical order. Is there a way to do this with vi?
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Yes there is.  Place your cursor a the line from which you want to start sorting (probably the first line).  Then press !G and type sort.  You wont see the ! when you type it, but when you press G the ! appears at the bottom line.  Then type sort and press enter ( you can also supply arguments after the sort i.e. sort -r to sort in reverse).

Hope this works out.
Let me know.
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That did it. Thanks
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