[Tutor] how to sort the data inside the file.

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Dec 31 14:31:47 CET 2007

goldgod a wrote:
> hello all,
>             Please find the attached file. I want to sort the content
> of this file based on the "bytes" in descending order. How can i do
> it, any pointers to it.

There are several things to do here:
- read the file
- split into records
- extract the byte count
- sort
- write the file in sorted order

Which parts are you having trouble with? What have you tried?

File reading and writing are covered in any Python tutorial. For the 
sort, I would make a list of
( byte count, record )
and sort that using the list.sort() method.


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