Re: [Nolug] sort

From: Diann Smith <diann170_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:41:54 -0500
Message-ID: <CAGvU1s3W-BJUW9Kf3zQsJfsD3mCk9j8vozxvy_CQSZL2t9Fx2g@mail.gmail.com>

thanks man I will look that up

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Jess Planck <jesse.planck@gmail.com> wrote:

> Mistaken chunk of an incomplete if then operation?
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3224878/what-is-the-purpose-of-the-colon-gnu-bash-builtin
>
> Or
>
> Mistaken attempt to sort with a delimiter? So that : string might need
> some quoting.
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1037365/unix-sort-with-tab-delimiter
>
> Otherwise the : is a special Bash character, so you may need to check the
> shell you are using since not all shells are created equal.
>
> Jess
>
>
> On Sep 5, 2013, at 11:47 AM, Diann Smith <diann170@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> this is the full code given to me.
>
> sort -t : +1 $fname | awk -F
> '{printf("%-14.14s%-16.16s%-20.20s%.-15.15s\n", $1, $2, $3, $4)}'
> Barbara
>
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net>wrote:
>
>> Are you sure that's valid syntax?
>>
>> $ sort -t: +1 x.txt
>> sort: cannot read: +1: No such file or directory
>>
>> $ sort --version
>> sort (GNU coreutils) 8.20
>>
>>
>>
>> On 09/05/2013 11:09 AM, Diann Smith wrote:
>>
>>> could someone please tell me what sort -t : +1 $fname - what the +1
>>> means. i got the -t : part , but when I google sort +1 no good answers.
>>>
>>>
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