Msort sorts files in sophisticated ways. Records may be fixed size, newline-separated blocks, or terminated by any specified character. Key fields may be selected by position, tag, or character range. For each key, distinct exclusions, multigraphs, substitutions, and a sort order may be defined or locale collation rules used. Comparisons may be lexicographic, numeric, numeric string, hybrid, random, by string length, angle, domain name, date, time, month name, or ISO8601 timestamp. Keys may be reversed so as to generate reverse dictionaries. Optional keys are supported. Unicode is supported, including full case-folding. Msort itself has a somewhat complex command line interface, but may be driven by an optional GUI.
|Tags||Text Processing Linguistic Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Mac OS X|
Release Notes: This release is compatible with libtre 0.8. It adds an option for handling files with headers and makes several other small improvements and bugfixes.
Release Notes: ISO8601 keys now permit an optional leading sign. Miscellaneous improvements were made in error-checking and reporting, logging, and regression tests.
Release Notes: It is now possible to set the random number generator seed from the command-line, allowing replication of random sorts. Whatever its origin, the seed used is now reported in the log. More regression tests have been added.
Release Notes: This release fixes several minor bugs and adds to the test suite.
Release Notes: This release fixes several bugs and makes some improvements in configuration and installation.