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Authored by: fenner on Jul 25, '03 05:17:26PM

sort is one of those weird programs that evolved in two different ways in System V and BSD. The +n syntax, zero-based, came from BSD. System V introduced the same functionality with the "-k" flag, which is one-based. So your "sort +2" is the same as "sort -k 3". I don't know if this makes things more or less confusing =)

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