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Script with messages Cannot open -n

Posted on 2011-09-16
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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
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Question by:LindaC
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by:Tintin
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Options need to come first.

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

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woolmilkporc earned 450 total points
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Hi,

options must precede filenames.


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

or

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

wmp
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by:LindaC
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Thank you all.

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