Getting unxutils’ sort to work on Win

As much as I love the unxutils’ stuff (really, learning a whole lot of new stuff from Win is a little bit too much for me), the sort always displays this bloody error message that drives me nuts:

sort: read error: Not enough space

This happens when you have not given it any input! What a maningful error message right? Wait, it gets better:

sort: /tmp/sort0188000000: No such file or directory

This happens when you do not set the TMPDIR variable. Set it properly and you are good to go.

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One Response to “Getting unxutils’ sort to work on Win”

  1. not_needed Says:

    Random stranger note: Thank you for posting this! You saved me a lot of time.

    Sort is now busy working away on about 16GB worth of 2GB+ text files.(server logs) I thought it was choking on filesize until I read your post.

    So from one random human stranger to another, thank you!

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