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Msort sorts files in sophisticated ways. Records may be fixed size, newline-separated blocks, or terminated by any specified character. Key fields may be selected by position, tag, or character range. For each key, distinct exclusions, multigraphs, substitutions, and a sort order may be defined or locale collation rules used. Comparisons may be lexicographic, numeric, numeric string, hybrid, random, by string length, angle, domain name, date, time, month name, or ISO8601 timestamp. Keys may be reversed so as to generate reverse dictionaries. Optional keys are supported. Unicode is supported, including full case-folding. Msort itself has a somewhat complex command line interface, but may be driven by an optional GUI.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Jan 2010 01:57

    Release Notes: This release is compatible with libtre 0.8. It adds an option for handling files with headers and makes several other small improvements and bugfixes.

    •  07 Dec 2008 10:33

      Release Notes: ISO8601 keys now permit an optional leading sign. Miscellaneous improvements were made in error-checking and reporting, logging, and regression tests.

      •  14 Oct 2008 17:10

        Release Notes: It is now possible to set the random number generator seed from the command-line, allowing replication of random sorts. Whatever its origin, the seed used is now reported in the log. More regression tests have been added.

        •  30 Sep 2008 04:36

          Release Notes: This release fixes several minor bugs and adds to the test suite.

          •  25 Sep 2008 05:03

            Release Notes: This release fixes several bugs and makes some improvements in configuration and installation.


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