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Re: Re: Re^3: Sorting on different fields

by mkmcconn (Chaplain)
on Jul 23, 2002 at 17:17 UTC ( #184499=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re^3: Sorting on different fields
in thread Sorting on different fields

You don't need the map function, rchou2. You took care of everything by using the for() loop. However, you did not split the data into fields.

Here's one way to do what you are asking, that borrows most of the syntax preferences from your example:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; rename 'tempfile.txt', 'tempfile.txt~'; # save a backup open TEMPFILE, "<tempfile.txt~" or die $!; my @data; my @newcolumn = qw(d e f); my $incr = 0; for my $line (<TEMPFILE>) { my @elements = split(/\s+/g, $line); # split the line on all w +hitespace push @elements, $newcolumn[$incr++]; # add a new column push @data, \@elements; # need to store as ref } close TEMPFILE; @data = sort { $$a[2] cmp $$b[2] || $$b[1] <=> $$a[1] } @data # or d +ie "can't sort"; $, = " " ; # separate output fields by a space open OUTFILE, ">tempfile.txt" or die $!; foreach my $item (@data){ print OUTFILE "@$item\n"; } close OUTFILE; __END__


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