FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[sort]

Command: sort

SORT sorts a file or input for displaying. The file for input is not modified.


sort [/R] [/N] [/+num] [/A] [/?] [drive][path]filename command | sort [/R] [/N] [/A] [/+num] [/?] drive The drive letter, e.g. C: path The directory, e.g. \example\ filename The driver (file) to load, e.g. unordered.txt


/R Sort in reverse order (Z - A). /A Sort by ASCII, ignore COUNTRY. /N Enables NLS / CODEPAGE / COUNTRY based SORT ORDER. /+num Begin sorting at column num in each line of text. Default=1. /? Shows the help.


SORT does not change the input file, only the output. SORT supports NLS (national language support).


Displays the current directory in alphabetical order: dir | sort Sorts a file and writes it to another file: sort unordered.txt > ordered.txt sort -ENTER- (alternativ: sort /+2) this -ENTER- is -ENTER- a -ENTER- short -ENTER- sentence -ENTER- (CTRL-Z) (exits the command and executes it) gives out: sorted by second letter per line: a a is sentence sentence this short short this is

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