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Posted on 2011-09-08
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Hi,

I have a text file whose delimiter is tab. The file has 4 columns. Now I want to get a new file sorted from the old file. The sort order is column1 then column 4.
The first column contains number 1,2,3,4,5....22 and letter X.

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sort -k1,1 -k4,4 inputfile > outputfile
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sort -nk1,1  -nk4,4  inputfile > outputfile

-n for numeric sorting
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