# [Tuglist] Sorting notaion

H.S.Rai tuglist@tug.org.in
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 19:25:37 +0530 (IST)

I tabulated noations in a tex file, which I wish to sort
in following manner:

First all greek symbols, i.e symbol starting with \ (e.g.
\alpha etc ) then in alphanumerical order with lower case on
top. Following should be list of sorted notation ( Please
treat every variable in new line, I typed in one line to
save number of lines )

\alpha	aa	aA	Aa	b	B	c1

On sorting unsorted data with "sort", I get result as shown
below. It place "\c" next to "c".

Is this affected by LC_COLLATE, if yes, how to manipulate
it? and if this is the only way, then it may be difficult
for me as I know little about such things.

Unsorted
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B  b  B  c  \A  D  e  a  \c

Sorted I get with "sort" command
---------------------------------

a  \A  b  B  B  c  \c  D  e

Desirable
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\A  \c a  b  B  B  c  D  e

Is "sort" the only utility to do this?

Any other trick?

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H.S.Rai