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Re: [StrongED] searching for last word in a field

In message <a36f336257.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Jim Nagel <stred@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Yes, but the puzzle is how to sort not by the first word but by the 
>surname -- which might be the second, third, fourth or fifth word in the 
>first column.

In the script I posted I am assuming that a surname is the first word
followed by a tab in a line preceded by a blank line. "Word" means
any nonempty sequence of characters not containing a tab or a blank
space. The script simply prepends the surname, followed by a tab,
to the line containing it.

Is that what is required?
Gavin Wraith (gavin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
Home page: http://www.wra1th.plus.com/

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