NAME

lensort - Sort lines of text by their length

VERSION

This document describes version 0.002 of lensort (from Perl distribution App-lensort), released on 2018-07-26.

SYNOPSIS

 lensort [OPTION]... [FILE]...

Sample input:

 one
 two
 three
 four

Sample output (lensort):

 one
 two
 four
 three

Sample output (lensort -r):

 three
 four
 two
 one

DESCRIPTION

This utility sorts lines of text by their length. The default is shortest first (if --reverse a.k.a. -r is given, will show longest line first). Lines with same length will be sorted by appearance (first in first out).

EXIT CODES

0 on success.

99 on command-line options error.

OPTIONS

--reverse, -r

Show longest line first instead of the default shortest line first. Also, under -r line that appears later will be shown earlier (last-in-first-out) instead of the default first-in-first-out.

FAQ

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-lensort.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-lensort.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-lensort

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

To sort numerically or alphabetically, use the Unix command sort.

To print the longest line, you can use wc -L.

To sort by several other criteria, check out sortsub and the various Sort::Sub::* backend modules.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2018 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.