[CentOS] sorting a file

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Fri Apr 3 10:56:43 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:50:46AM +0100, Tom Brown wrote:
> I need to find out how many times an IP address appears in a file - the 
> IP is the first field in the access log string so what would be the best 
> way to sort this file and count how many times each IP address appears ?

Depends on what the seperator is between the columns.  If it's a space
(as with httpd logs) then
  cut -d' ' -f1 FILE | sort | uniq -c | sort -n



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