Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
tommytx

Best and simplest way to do a very basic list sort.

4 posts in this topic

Can someone tell me the best way to do a simple list(1 column) sort..

I looked at sort on the help file with little to no help..

I can only see a load the items one by one then call sort...

Is there a way to sort a file without loading it.. like in a batch file you can "sort test.txt > test_srt.txt"

without ever loading it... does autoit have anyting like that....

If there was a load the list into autoit via a load into an array and then sort array would be ok but I do not see a load array...

Best would be to sort without loading as i have to save it back out once sorted...

Thanks..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



Can someone tell me the best way to do a simple list(1 column) sort..

I looked at sort on the help file with little to no help..

I can only see a load the items one by one then call sort...

Is there a way to sort a file without loading it.. like in a batch file you can "sort test.txt > test_srt.txt"

without ever loading it... does autoit have anyting like that....

If there was a load the list into autoit via a load into an array and then sort array would be ok but I do not see a load array...

Best would be to sort without loading as i have to save it back out once sorted...

Thanks..

If you don't want to load the file into AutoIt then AutoIt can't sort the file.

But as the OS offers the sort command use "RUN" and sort the file this way.

If you want to load the file into AutoIt I would use _FileReadToArray and then _ArraySort to sort the array.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a way to sort a file without loading it.. like in a batch file you can "sort test.txt > test_srt.txt"

without ever loading it... does autoit have anyting like that....

What makes you think the the Sort command in Windows doesn't load the file? If that were true, then there wouldn't be a memory command line switch for the Sort command. There's no magic involved, the file has to be loaded so that the program can operate on it.

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But I do not see a load array...

Does _FileReadToArray() load the file the way you want?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0