$ sort -t'\\'
sort: unrecognized option `-\'
Unix98 doesn't require this to work, but it works on Solaris, and it's an
odd anomaly. sort -t'x' works as expected.
Are you sure this works in Solaris? Looks incorrect to me...
or is sort -t'\\' supposed to do anything else?
ah, you're right. my mistake.
it happens to work on solaris because solaris's sort ignores extra junk after
the -t option. 'sort -tfoo' is equivalent to 'sort -tf'.