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Old September 5th 18, 06:15 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default Merge text files & then sort unique in DOS

On 9/4/2018 11:16 PM, Grease Monkey wrote:
Merging text files is easy in DOS
for %f in (*.txt) do type "%f" output.txt

But how do you sort unique in DOS?

MS DOS has a SORT.EXE if I remember correctly... it's such a long time

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Old September 10th 18, 05:50 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
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Default Merge text files & then sort unique in DOS

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On 9/4/2018 11:16 PM, Grease Monkey wrote:
Merging text files is easy in DOS
for %f in (*.txt) do type "%f" output.txt

But how do you sort unique in DOS?

MS DOS has a SORT.EXE if I remember correctly... it's such a long time

Yes, but it doesn't have a /unique option.

Powershell can do this, as can the Bash shell if you install that.

(only now seeing that this wasn't sent when I expected it to be!)


I fetched a long time ago a set of unix like tools for windows.
One exe is sort.exe. I renamed it to sortX.exe to avoid a conflict with
the windows sort. It's working with XP, ... windows-10.

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C:\Users\Reinhardcd C:\TOOLS

C:\TOOLSsortX --help
Usage: sortX [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Write sorted concatenation of all FILE(s) to standard output.

Ordering options:

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
-b, --ignore-leading-blanks ignore leading blanks
-d, --dictionary-order consider only blanks and alphanumeric
-f, --ignore-case fold lower case to upper case characters
-g, --general-numeric-sort compare according to general numerical
-i, --ignore-nonprinting consider only printable characters
-M, --month-sort compare (unknown) `JAN' ... `DEC'
-n, --numeric-sort compare according to string numerical
-r, --reverse reverse the result of comparisons

Other options:

-c, --check check whether input is sorted; do not sort
-k, --key=POS1[,POS2] start a key at POS1, end it at POS 2 (origin
-m, --merge merge already sorted files; do not sort
-o, --output=FILE write result to FILE instead of standard
-s, --stable stabilize sort by disabling last-resort
-S, --buffer-size=SIZE use SIZE for main memory buffer
-t, --field-separator=SEP use SEP instead of non- to whitespace
-T, --temporary-directory=DIR use DIR for temporaries, not $TMPDIR or
multiple options specify multiple
-u, --unique with -c: check for strict ordering
otherwise: output only the first of an
equal run
-z, --zero-terminated end lines with 0 byte, not newline
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit

POS is F[.C][OPTS], where F is the field number and C the character
in the field. OPTS is one or more single-letter ordering options, which
override global ordering options for that key. If no key is given, use
entire line as the key.

SIZE may be followed by the following multiplicative suffixes:
% 1% of memory, b 1, K 1024 (default), and so on for M, G, T, P, E, Z,

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

*** WARNING ***
The locale specified by the environment affects sort order.
Set LC_ALL=C to get the traditional sort order that uses
native byte values.

Report bugs to .


Maybe you find "textutils" somewhere in the web.
If not I will put it on workdownload.com

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