sort - sort lines of text files
sort [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Write sorted concatenation of all FILE(s) to standard output.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. Ordering options:
POS is F[.C][OPTS], where F is the field number and C the character position in the field. OPTS is one or more single-letter ordering options, which override global ordering options for that key. If no key is given, use the entire line as the key.
SIZE may be followed by the following multiplicative suffixes: % 1% of memory, b 1, K 1024 (default), and so on for M, G, T, P, E, Z, Y.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
*** WARNING *** The locale specified by the environment affects sort order. Set LC_ALL=C to get the traditional sort order that uses native byte values.
Written by Mike Haertel and Paul Eggert.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for sort is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sort programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
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