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Bug 127694

Summary: sort -kx -kybn does not sort numerically on key y
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Graham King <rhbugzilla>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Fixed In Version: 5.2.1-18 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Graham King 2004-07-12 13:25:11 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040510

Description of problem:
When sorting on two keys, the "n" (numeric) flag on the second key is
not honoured.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-5.2.1-7

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.data="b      0
b     88
a      0
a  17454
a   2338"

2. echo "$data" | sort -k1,1 -k2bn,2
3.
    

Actual Results:  
a      0
a  17454
a   2338
b      0
b     88


Expected Results:  
a      0
a   2338
a  17454
b      0
b     88

Additional info:

I have tried various other, equivalent, syntaxes for specifying the
keys, and various input data.  The bug is consistently reproducible.

Note that 
echo "$data" | sort -k2bn,2
does sort numerically, as expected.
Comment 1 Graham King 2004-07-12 15:37:38 EDT
The following work-round works:

echo "$data" | LC_ALL=C sort -k4,4  -k5bn,5

Thanks to http://www.tinyvital.com/techblog/archives/000332.html

(for info, 
env | grep LC
returned nothing in my environment.)
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-07-13 09:44:31 EDT
This was a bug in the i18n patch.  Fixed in 5.2.1-18.  Thanks for the
report.