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Re: sort bug with -n ?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: sort bug with -n ?
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2007 00:14:25 +0100
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Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

> POSIX says that "Comparisons shall be based on one or more sort keys extracted
> from each line of input", and regardless which locale is used, the sort keys
> extracted are:
>   11 0 0
>   ...
>   8 0 11
> It appears that GNU sort reinserts field separators here, otherwise the
> result wouldn't be locale dependent?

Each sort keys in your example starts with the specified field number, but
ends at the end of the line.  If you want so sort on a single field use
-k1,1 etc.


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