sort-by

Sort by the given columns, in increasing order.

Signature

> sort-by ...columns --reverse --insensitive --natural

Parameters

  • ...columns: the column(s) to sort by
  • --reverse: Sort in reverse order
  • --insensitive: Sort string-based columns case-insensitively
  • --natural: Sort alphanumeric string-based columns naturally

Examples

sort the list by increasing value

> [2 0 1] | sort-by

sort the list by decreasing value

> [2 0 1] | sort-by -r

sort a list of strings

> [betty amy sarah] | sort-by

sort a list of strings in reverse

> [betty amy sarah] | sort-by -r

sort a list of alphanumeric strings naturally

> [test1 test11 test2] | sort-by -n

Sort strings (case-insensitive)

> echo [airplane Truck Car] | sort-by -i

Sort strings (reversed case-insensitive)

> echo [airplane Truck Car] | sort-by -i -r

Sort a table by its column (reversed order)

> [[fruit count]; [apple 9] [pear 3] [orange 7]] | sort-by fruit -r