At 2004-04-23T13:00:17Z, "JJB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Thank you that worked. You know that nowhere in the 'man sort' info does
> it say that to use sort command you have to use pipe commands to feed it
> data.

It doesn't because you don't.  The syntax is:

    sort [OPTION]... [FILE]...

which means that you may optionally specify the name of the file to process.
For what it's worth, the wide majority of Unix commands accept input from
pipes and can write output to pipes.
Kirk Strauser

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