AWE AWE - 2 months ago 17
Linux Question

Sort numerically

Here is a list of files:

some.string_100_with_numbers.in-it.txt
some.string_101_with_numbers.in-it.txt
some.string_102_with_numbers.in-it.txt
some.string_23_with_numbers.in-it.txt
some.string_24_with_numbers.in-it.txt
some.string_25_with_numbers.in-it.txt


Now I would like to sort it numerically. Starting with *23* and ending with *102*.

I have tried
-n
and
-g
.
-t
does not help in these messy strings.

Can I ignore leading strings to the number with an option or do I have to be clever and script?

Answer

Use ls -lv

From the man page:

-v     natural sort of (version) numbers within text
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