SvennD
October 27, 2016

Sort on part of string using ls & sort

Posted on October 27, 2016  •  1 minutes  • 59 words  •  Suggest Changes

Sometimes sorting some files seems easy, but its not. For example this part :

(random_string)_(numeric_id)_(allot_of_digits)-(random_string)

Of course I would like to sort on numeric_id, and not on the random string; This is where command guru’s are master, I’m but a humble user, so I’d like to share my hacky solution !

ls -l | sort -t_ -k2

bam, sorted.

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