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+.\" DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE! It was generated by help2man 1.33.
+.TH SORT "1" "March 2004" "sort (coreutils) 5.2.1" "User Commands"
+.SH NAME
+sort \- sort lines of text files
+.SH SYNOPSIS
+.B sort
+[\fIOPTION\fR]... [\fIFILE\fR]...
+.SH DESCRIPTION
+.\" Add any additional description here
+.PP
+Write sorted concatenation of all FILE(s) to standard output.
+.PP
+Ordering options:
+.PP
+Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
+.HP
+\fB\-b\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-leading\-blanks\fR ignore leading blanks
+.TP
+\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-dictionary\-order\fR
+consider only blanks and alphanumeric characters
+.TP
+\fB\-f\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-case\fR
+fold lower case to upper case characters
+.TP
+\fB\-g\fR, \fB\-\-general\-numeric\-sort\fR
+compare according to general numerical value
+.TP
+\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-nonprinting\fR
+consider only printable characters
+.TP
+\fB\-M\fR, \fB\-\-month\-sort\fR
+compare (unknown) < `JAN' < ... < `DEC'
+.TP
+\fB\-n\fR, \fB\-\-numeric\-sort\fR
+compare according to string numerical value
+.TP
+\fB\-r\fR, \fB\-\-reverse\fR
+reverse the result of comparisons
+.PP
+Other options:
+.TP
+\fB\-c\fR, \fB\-\-check\fR
+check whether input is sorted; do not sort
+.TP
+\fB\-k\fR, \fB\-\-key\fR=\fIPOS1[\fR,POS2]
+start a key at POS1, end it at POS 2 (origin 1)
+.TP
+\fB\-m\fR, \fB\-\-merge\fR
+merge already sorted files; do not sort
+.TP
+\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-output\fR=\fIFILE\fR
+write result to FILE instead of standard output
+.TP
+\fB\-s\fR, \fB\-\-stable\fR
+stabilize sort by disabling last-resort comparison
+.TP
+\fB\-S\fR, \fB\-\-buffer\-size\fR=\fISIZE\fR
+use SIZE for main memory buffer
+.HP
+\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-field\-separator\fR=\fISEP\fR use SEP instead of non-blank to blank transition
+.TP
+\fB\-T\fR, \fB\-\-temporary\-directory\fR=\fIDIR\fR
+use DIR for temporaries, not $TMPDIR or /tmp;
+multiple options specify multiple directories
+.TP
+\fB\-u\fR, \fB\-\-unique\fR
+with \fB\-c\fR, check for strict ordering;
+without \fB\-c\fR, output only the first of an equal run
+.TP
+\fB\-z\fR, \fB\-\-zero\-terminated\fR
+end lines with 0 byte, not newline
+.TP
+\fB\-\-help\fR
+display this help and exit
+.TP
+\fB\-\-version\fR
+output version information and exit
+.PP
+POS is F[.C][OPTS], where F is the field number and C the character position
+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 the
+entire line as the key.
+.PP
+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, Y.
+.PP
+With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
+.PP
+*** 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.
+.SH AUTHOR
+Written by Mike Haertel and Paul Eggert.
+.SH "REPORTING BUGS"
+Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
+.SH COPYRIGHT
+Copyright \(co 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+.br
+This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
+warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
+.SH "SEE ALSO"
+The full documentation for
+.B sort
+is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
+.B info
+and
+.B sort
+programs are properly installed at your site, the command
+.IP
+.B info coreutils sort
+.PP
+should give you access to the complete manual.