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TITLE

Sort

VERSION

1.60

AUTHOR

         Ruediger Werner

E-Mail:  wernerr@iee1.et.tu-dresden.de
URL:     http://home.pages.de/~wernerr

S-Mail:  Ruediger Werner
         Stresemannplatz 2
         01309 Dresden
         GERMANY

DESCRIPTION

The basic function of sort is to sort ASCII-files in alphabetical order.
But its functions are not restricted to sorting.  I implemented many
options which allow to manipulate file(s) in different ways.  The sort
program is started from Shell.


NEW FEATURES

(registered version)

* numeric sorting facility added
* keywords from system sort command can be used now

FEATURES

(unregistered version)

* sorting files alphabetically (ascending, descending)
* distinguishing and no distinguishing of capitals and small letters
* erasing of empty lines with sorting
* erasing of empty lines without sorting
* replacing the old file

(registered version)

* sorting files alphabetically (ascending, descending)
* sorting with columns, variable length of sort string
* removing and replacing of characters
* picking out lines
* throwing out lines
* joining files
* removing oh a given number of header lines
* ignoring of specified strings at the beginning of a line
* two pass sorting for ignoring strings in lines
* all functions are operating in a given range, if desired
* selectable distinguishing of capitals and small letters
* erasing of empty lines
* improved erasing of double lines
* dividing a file into two, according to the given pattern,
  which is specified with the -q|Q option.
* reversing of the file (without sorting)
* verbose function

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

None

AVAILABILITY

This program is available for the following systems:

- AMIGA
- MS-DOS

- Ultrix 4.4
- Solaris 2.4
- SUN OS 4.1.3
- AIX 3.2.5
- Linux

It can be found on Aminet:

ftp://ftp.netnet.net/pub/aminet/util/sys/sort1_60e.lha

or from my homepage:

http://eeetw0.et.tu-dresden.de:8080/~wernerr/amiga.html

the latest version will be available from my page, for all
the above mentioned systems.

PRICE

5 US$ for registration (binaries) & sending by e-mail
8 US$ for registration (binaries) & sending by post
or equivalents in DM
registration see doc-file

DISTRIBUTABILITY

The unregistered version is freely distributable if it is done
in a noncommercial way and the contents of the archive is kept
intact.
The registered version is not freely distributable.