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patch #2565: added option to sort: sort human readable file sizes

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 02 Feb 2004 09:06:47 PM UTC  
Votes:  200  
Category:  None Priority:  3 - Low
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed

Sun 22 Nov 2009 06:38:06 PM UTC, comment #4: 

This was done in 7.5.  Latest is 8.1

Jim Meyering <meyering>
Project Administrator
Fri 21 Aug 2009 11:19:08 AM UTC, comment #3: 

this feature is now in the latest release, coreutils-7.5

Jim Meyering <meyering>
Project Administrator
Mon 17 Aug 2009 08:50:11 PM UTC, comment #2: 

--human-numeric-sort has been added in upstream git,
for the imminent coreutils-7.5 release

Jim Meyering <meyering>
Project Administrator
Sun 05 Nov 2006 09:24:45 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is a really useful feature IMHO. Actually, I made a similar patch myself and was just checking whether it had already been done. As it is just a small change and no collisions with other options seem to exist, I would really like to see this included in a standard release.

I am using my patched version of sort quite often with this option.

HB <howkey>
Mon 02 Feb 2004 09:06:47 PM UTC, original submission:  

Patch for sort against gnu coreutils-5.0 to sort human readable file sizes as used by `df -h' and `du -h' (e.g. 12K, 3.4M, 87G). The option -h or --human-numeric-sort is added and documented. The implementation could use some work which I'm willing to do, if you're interested.


du -h /usr | sort -h | tail -n 4

338M    /usr/lib/openoffice
1.1G    /usr/lib
1.1G    /usr/share
3.0G    /usr



Attached Files
file #6835:  sort-h.patch added by None (7KiB - application/octet-stream - Patch against gnu coreutils-5.0 added option to sort: sort human readable file sizes.)


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