FAQ: Redirection - sort

This community-built FAQ covers the “sort” exercise from the lesson “Redirection”.

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Why not do this?

sort lakes.txt > sorted-lakes.txt

I’m wondering the same thing, there doesn’t seem to be any difference in the result.

I’m thinking the exact same thing. This command may be useful when you have to deal with multiple commands and diverse files simultaneously, but I think its application was poorly illustrated and demonstrated in this course. Lots of things are left to be guessed or deducted throughout this course. I’m up to par, but it’s far from ideal.