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Re: Possible bug in "sort"

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Possible bug in "sort"
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 15:47:17 +0200
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"Béla Horváth" <address@hidden> writes:

> sort -t\<tab> -k3 -k6n ts.txt
> k3 works fine, but k6 works not numerically. If I test only to sort for k6

The secondary key is ignored, because the primary key already provides
unique keys.  Since you didn't specify the end point of the key it
defaults to the end of the line.  If you want to sort on a single field
use -k3,3.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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