Where is my sorted file?

I left a unix processing running overnight to sort a large file.
I used the command sort <filename> -o <filename2>

The process has stopped running, however filename2 isnt to be found!

Did I need to specify a location for it? I assumed it would be placed in the "current" directory.
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Todd MummertCommented:

Your assumptions are correct, it would put it in the current directory if you specified a simple filename.

The same effect would happen with

sort filename >outputfile

I don't know why you wouldn't have an output file, unless it was deleted since then...  Was it placed in a temp directory that might be cleaned up via cron job or reboot?


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stummjAuthor Commented:
Yeh I guess thats what must have happened. I've rerun it now and (belt and braces) included the path in the output filename too so we'll see what happens. Thank you
stummjAuthor Commented:
Re ran it and it worked perfectly!
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