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Babak K. Shandiz
Babak K. Shandiz

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Living in the Shell #6; sort

sort πŸ†Ž

Sorts/randomizes input lines.

Sort lexically

echo -n 'Zack\nAdam\nCharles' | sort
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Adam
Charles
Zack

Sort descending -r

echo -n 'Zack\nAdam\nCharles' | sort -r
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Sort numerically -n

echo -n '10 Zack\n5 Adam\n1 Charles' | sort -n
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1 Charles
5 Adam
10 Zack

Sort human-readable size numerics -h

echo -n '1G\n1K\n23MB' | sort -h
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1K
23MB
1G

Check sorted state -c

echo -n 'Zack\nAdam\nCharles' | sort -c
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sort: -:2: disorder: Adam

(Exits with a nonzero exit code that indicates unsorted input.)

Shuffle/randomize -R

echo -n 'Zack\nAdam\nCharles' | sort -R
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Waylon Walker

What!!?! I never knew sort -h was a thing

Timeless DEV post...

Git Concepts I Wish I Knew Years Ago

The most used technology by developers is not Javascript.

It's not Python or HTML.

It hardly even gets mentioned in interviews or listed as a pre-requisite for jobs.

I'm talking about Git and version control of course.

One does not simply learn git