Sort Text Online

Updated: Nov 12, 2018

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

Background Information

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.

Settings Explained

  • 1. 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.

  • 2. 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.

  • 3. Input Separator

    The separator for the input text that determines each item in the list

    New Line

    Each item is separated by a newline (\r \n or \r\n)

    Item1
    Item2
    Item3

    Comma

    Each item is separated by comma (,)

    Item1,Item2,Item3

    Semi Colon

    Each item is separated by semi-colon (;)

    Item1;Item2;Item3

    Tab

    Each item is separated by tab (\t)

    Item1	Item2	Item3

    Auto

    Separators are automatically detected from the input

  • 4. Output Separator

    The separator for the output text that determines each item in the list

    New Line

    Each item is separated by a newline (\r \n or \r\n)

    Item1
    Item2
    Item3

    Comma

    Each item is separated by comma (,)

    Item1,Item2,Item3

    Semi Colon

    Each item is separated by semi-colon (;)

    Item1;Item2;Item3

    Tab

    Each item is separated by tab (\t)

    Item1	Item2	Item3

    Auto

    Separator is the same as the input separator (either detected or explicitly specified)

How to sort text in various languages

    • Language: C#
    • Sort Function: System.Collections.Generic.List<T>.Sort()
    • Documentation: Documentation
    • Example: Example
    • Language: VB .NET
    • Sort Function: System.Collections.Generic.List<T>.Sort()
    • Documentation: Documentation
    • Example: Example
    • Language: Java
    • Sort Function: java.util.Collections.sort()
    • Documentation: Documentation
    • Example: Example
    • Language: JavaScript
    • Sort Function: sort()
    • Documentation:
    • Example: Example
 

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History

Nov 12, 2018
Multiple separator support
Sep 7, 2017
Tool Launched