Command: sort

  SORT sorts a file or input for displaying.
  The file for input is not modified.

Syntax:

  sort [/R] [/N] [/+num] [/A] [/?] [drive][path]filename
  command | sort [/R] [/N] [/A] [/+num] [/?]
       drive     The drive letter, e.g. C:
       path      The directory, e.g. \example\
       filename  The driver (file) to load, e.g. unordered.txt

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Options:

  /R     Sort in reverse order (Z - A).
  /A     Sort by ASCII, ignore COUNTRY.
  /N     Enables NLS / CODEPAGE / COUNTRY based SORT ORDER.
  /+num  Begin sorting at column num in each line of text.  Default=1.
  /?     Shows the help.

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Comments:

  SORT does not change the input file, only the output.
  SORT supports NLS (national language support).

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Examples:

  Displays the current directory in alphabetical order:
    dir | sort  
  Sorts a file and writes it to another file:
    sort unordered.txt > ordered.txt  
    sort           -ENTER-   (alternativ: sort /+2)
    this           -ENTER-
    is             -ENTER-
    a              -ENTER-
    short          -ENTER-
    sentence       -ENTER-
  (CTRL-Z)  (exits the command and executes it)
    gives out:                sorted by second letter per line:            
    a                         a
    is                        sentence 
    sentence                  this
    short                     short
    this                      is

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See also:

  country
  codepage
  more
  type

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
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