script needed to perform the following edit

fixed width txt file.
328 characters long.


I need the row contents to stay the exact same.
what I need is for the order rearranged by the values in columns 1 - 14  (14 digits to be exact)
attached are a small example of before and after files
before.txt
after.txt
jamesmetcalf74Asked:
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KimputerCommented:
Do you have an estimate for the max length/size of the files? Usually this is done in memory, so I want to make sure there's not memory overload happening.
You also add confusion by NOT having the lines in the before and after files be the same, which you said was a requirement?

00701900060002W 10761
changes to
00701900060002W 1076153517
jamesmetcalf74Author Commented:
only about 250k

No editing needs to take place of the line items...
just their order needs to be in ascending based on the first 14 digits of the file
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Why not just use the Windows SORT command, something like:

sort in.txt /o out.txt

~bp

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jamesmetcalf74Author Commented:
I can't believe that worked so easily
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