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Re: sort file without sort first line or first two lines ?


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: sort file without sort first line or first two lines ?
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:00:48 -0500
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In article 
<address@hidden>,
 moonhkt <address@hidden> wrote:

> How to sort file without sort first line or first two lines ?
> 
> Text file as below
> MTH    NUM
> JAN    A      1
> APR    C
> FEB    B      1
> MAR    D      1
> 
> Expect Output
> MTH    NUM
> JAN    A      1
> FEB    B      1
> APR    C
> MAR    D      1

{ head -1 file; tail -2 file | sort +k 2; } > sortedfile

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