Sort Text Lines


Text Sorter is used to sort lines of text using techniques like alphabetical, natural, length, random, etc. Sort order - ascending/descending can be specified when applicable. You can also reverse the lines of text purely based on the original input.



Input: Paste text below



Settings



Output: Sorted Lines


We all use text files everyday. Be it a list of file paths, names of people or things to do. There is often a need to quickly manipulate lines of text in a particular form. Sorting is one such operation. Read more at wikipedia.
Sort Type
This is the main setting as it governs the sorting logic/strategy. The following strategies are available:-
Alphabetical
This is the default sorting order which utilizes a case insensitive & culture neutral comparison between items. Numbers are treated as normal ASCII characters. For more information, checkout the wikipedia article on alphabetical order.
007, James Bond
09, John Doe
1, Jane Doe
Natural
This is similar to alphabetical sorting, but treats numbers differently. Consecutive numbers are grouped together and treated as a single character. For example, "1, Jane Doe" will appear before "007, James Bond". For more information, checkout the wikipedia article on natural sort order.
1, Jane Doe
007, James Bond
09, John Doe
Length
In this type of sorting, lines are sorted on the basis of their lengths in characters. So, you can make the smaller ones bubble to the top or use the descending sort order to make them sink to the bottom with the larger ones taking the top spots.
1, Jane Doe
09, John Doe
007, James Bond
Reverse
This is useful mainly if you want to reverse the order of the lines in the original input. Sort Order is not supported in this mode.
Original
09, John Doe
1, Jane Doe
007, James Bond
Sorted
007, James Bond
1, Jane Doe
09, John Doe
Random
This sort type randomizes the lines. Sort Order is not supported in this mode.
Sort Order
Some sort types support ascending & descending modes. Setting descending order reverses the order of the items while still applying the sorting logic.
Random & Reverse sort types do not support sort order.

How to sort text in various languages

LanguageSort FunctionDocumentationExample
C#System.Collections.Generic.List<T>.Sort()DocumentationExample
VB .NETSystem.Collections.Generic.List<T>.Sort()DocumentationExample
Javajava.util.Collections.sort()DocumentationExample
JavaScriptsort()Example
Pythonlist.sort()DocumentationExample
RubyArray.sort()DocumentationExample
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