Sort a File On A Column

Sort a File On A Column

Sort a tab-delimited file on a column, using alphabetical or numeric sorting.

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Quick Start

Test Data

Test data for this app appears directly in the Discovery Environment in the Data window under Community Data -> iplantcollaborative -> example_data -> sort_a_file_on_a_column

Input File(s)

Use input_tags.bed from the directory above as test input.

Parameters Used in App

When the app is run in the Discovery Environment, use the following parameters with the above input file(s) to get the output provided in the next section below.

  • Use these parameters within the DE app interface:
    • Select sort type: Alphabetical sort
    • Enter the column number to sort on: 2
    • Leave all other parameters default.

Output File(s)

Expect a sorted text file as output. For the test case, the output file you will find in the example_data directory is named sort_output.txt

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