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Newsgroups: comp.unix.sco.misc
From: Jean-Pierre Radley <jpr@jpr.com>
Subject: beautiful moon
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2000 03:23:10 GMT

In honor of the beautiful first quarter moon this evening, here's a
free tip o' my hat:

Instead of this listing when you list a directory:



        AWF.IP
        TFX.IP
        appl
        save.tar
        ud

you can have a case-insensitive sort, instead of strict ASCII order:

        appl
        AWF.IP
        save.tar
        TFX.IP
        ud

The first is produced under the default language setting of C_C.C,
while the latter comes from setting LANG=english_us.8859 (or more
conservatively, LC_COLLATE=english_us.8859) in your environment.

-- 
JP


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