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Re: sort 5.93 bug

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: sort 5.93 bug
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:49:57 +0100

"Craig R. Bina" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Bug Report on GNU "sort",
> using sort 5.93 on 64-bit SuSE 10.1 system,
> sorting 1265625-line text file.
> Invocation of "sort -g" works correctly,
> and invocation of "sort -k 2" works correctly,
> but invocation of "sort -k 2 -g" silently returns NULL output.

Thanks for the report.
If you can reproduce that with the latest stable release, coreutils-6.6,
then we'll be even more interested.  Would you please try that?

The announcement includes "build-from-scratch" instructions:

Alternatively, can you make your (compressed) input file available
via e.g., ftp?  Or better still, can you pare it down to a smaller
file that still evokes the bug?

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