I like to thank everyone who took the time to answer my inquiry. You know
who you are.
Here were the suggestions:
o Use Syncsort, which is a commercial product, and seem to be exactly what
we're looking for; see http://www.syncsort.com/infosu.htm
o Break up your file into smaller chunk and do a merge-sort.
o Use the GNU version of sort.
o Use perl.
Thomas Chung wrote:
> We have a need of sorting huge files (approaching 2gig), and we're currently
> using the UNIX sort command to do so. As you can imagine this is not very
> efficient--at least to us. Are there any other sort ultility out there that
> sort extremely large, flat ascii file very fast?
> Will summarize.
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