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Script with messages Cannot open -n

Posted on 2011-09-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi experts.
I have the following question.

The following statement  gave the following "Cannot open" mesages in aix 5.3

sort -i /home/oracle/dba/lists/list+size -o /home/oracle/dba/lists/sortedlist -n -k 1,1

sort: 0653-655 Cannot open -n
sort: 0653-655 Cannot open -k
sort: 0653-655 Cannot open 1,1
Question by:LindaC
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Tintin earned 25 total points
ID: 36551497
Options need to come first.

sort -n -k1,1 -i /home/oracle/dba/lists/list+size -o /home/oracle/dba/lists/sortedlist
LVL 21

Assisted Solution

Papertrip earned 25 total points
ID: 36551498
sort -i -n -k 1,1 -o /home/oracle/dba/lists/sortedlist /home/oracle/dba/lists/list+size

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Accepted Solution

woolmilkporc earned 450 total points
ID: 36551510

options must precede filenames.

sort -i -n -k1,1 /home/oracle/dba/lists/list+size -o /home/oracle/dba/lists/sortedlist


sort -i -k1,1n /home/oracle/dba/lists/list+size -o /home/oracle/dba/lists/sortedlist


Author Closing Comment

ID: 36551533
Thank you all.

Awarding woolmilkporc as was the closest to the original and was succesfully executed.

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