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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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tsort [option] [file]

Perform a topological sort on partially ordered strings in the specified file. Multiple strings on a line are separated by spaces, where each line indicates a partial ordering. The fully ordered results are written to standard output. See the tsort info page for an example of the use of tsort for sorting lists of functions into the order they are called.



Print help information and exit.


Print version information and exit.

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