|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Sorting files you Have readby brusimm (Pilgrim)
|on Nov 16, 2006 at 20:59 UTC||Need Help??|
brusimm has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am new. New to Perl, semi new to programming. I have a new headache. here is my delima:
I want to open a file with multiple columns. (Redundant statement, seeing as how I want to sort on the first column)
I can open a file, read through it and print it to screen.
But I can't seem to locate the key process on sorting the contents of a file before printing to screen, never mind printing it to a file.
I have procured the O'reilly book, learning perl.
I have scoured many websites... but I cannot connect the dot or dots to make my task come to fruition.
Hence, assistance is asked for...
Here is the code I've been using, without the sort routine:
Where / how does one sort somelist?