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Re: sort --unique

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 08:38:02PM -0400, Bob Paige wrote:
> I have a list of items in a text file that I want sorted and 
> 'uniquified'. In a previous install, the version of sort had an option 
> '--unique' that would output a unique list. The version I'm running now 
> doesn't have that. (Mine is from GNU textutils 2.0)

In that version of sort, the option was called -u. (It still is in newer
versions, but there the long variant is available too.)

> Where can I either get a different version of 'sort', or otherwise 
> 'uniquifiy' my text file?

You can also use the 'uniq' tool on sorted data.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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