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Re: Sort -t doc suggestion

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Sort -t doc suggestion
Date: 02 Dec 2000 15:28:54 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7

"Karl O. Pinc" <address@hidden> wrote:
| Here is a suggested addition to the -t option documentation for sort.
| I wasted hours on a mistake this would clairify, twice.  And I know
| for a fact of another person who has had the same confusion as well.
| The favorite mistake is sorting "-k n" instead of "-k n,n" where "n"
| is not the last field.
| +following.  But note that sort fields that extend to the end of the line,
| +as @samp{-k 2}, or sort fields consisting of a range, as @samp{-k 2,3},
| +retain the field separators present between the endpoints of the range.

Applied.  Thanks!

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