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Re: sort works wrong after 117452 entries

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: sort works wrong after 117452 entries
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 15:39:55 +0100
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"Kreuzer IT Support" <address@hidden> writes:

> As you will notice, the sort for column +1 does it's job only until line
> 117452.

Which is the last line where the file name contains no space.  The sort
keys are obtained by splitting the line on whitespace by default.

> Afterwards, the files are assorted. 

The lines are still correctly sorted on the sort key, it's just not the
key you expect.  Better put the sort key in the first field, or split the
line on the semicolon.  That makes it unabiguous.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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