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Date:      Mon, 1 Jan 1996 21:02:39 -0800 (PST)
From:      Brian Litzinger <>
Subject:   sorting by character position
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I'm positive I remember doing this in my pre-BSD days.

All I want to do is

sort -n -d -k 14,29 <unsorted >sorted

where -k 14,29 is supposed to mean that sort is supposed to consider
the data in columns 14 - 29 of each line as the key to sort by.

However, from my reading of the sort man page, it doesn't seem to
have this functionality.  However, I remember I used to be able
to do this in my SYSV days.

Have I missed something?

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