Sort Command #5 – HackerRank Solution

In this post, we will solve Sort Command #5 HackerRank Solution. This problem (Sort Command #5) is a part of Linux Shell series.

Contents

Task

You are given a file of text,which contains temperature information about American cities, in TSV (tab-separated) format. The first column is the name of the city and the next four columns are the average temperature in the months of Jan, Feb, March and April (see the sample input). Rearrange the rows of the table in descending order of the values for the average temperature in January.

Input Format

A text file where each line contains a row of data as described above.

Output Format

Rearrange the rows of the table in descending order of the values for the average temperature in January (i.e, the mean temperature value provided in the second column).

Sample Input 0

Albany, N.Y.    22.2    46.6    71.1    49.3    38.60    136    64.4    57
Albuquerque, N.M.    35.7    55.6    78.5    57.3    9.47    60    11.0    64
Anchorage, Alaska    15.8    36.3    58.4    34.1    16.08    115    70.8    39 / 60
Asheville, N.C.    35.8    54.1    73.0    55.2    47.07    126    15.3    39
Atlanta, Ga.    42.7    61.6    80.0    62.8    50.20    115    2.1    69 / 65
Atlantic City, N.J.    32.1    50.6    75.3    55.1    40.59    113    16.2    60 / 54
Austin, Texas    50.2    68.3    84.2    70.6    33.65    85    0.9    62 / 58
Baltimore, Md.    32.3    53.2    76.5    55.4    41.94    115    21.5    53
Baton Rouge, La.    50.1    66.6    81.7    68.1    63.08    110    0.2    52 / 46
Billings, Mont.    24.0    46.1    72.0    48.1    14.77    96    56.9    69
Birmingham, Ala.    42.6    61.3    80.2    62.9    53.99    117    1.5    60
Bismarck, N.D.    10.2    43.3    70.4    45.2    16.84    96    44.3    64
Boise, Idaho    30.2    50.6    74.7    52.8    12.19    89    20.6    64
Boston, Mass.    29.3    48.3    73.9    54.1    42.53    127    42.8    52 / 66
Bridgeport, Conn.    29.9    48.9    74.0    54.7    44.15    119    26.2    55 / 49

Sample Output 0

Austin, Texas    50.2    68.3    84.2    70.6    33.65    85    0.9    62 / 58
Baton Rouge, La.    50.1    66.6    81.7    68.1    63.08    110    0.2    52 / 46
Atlanta, Ga.    42.7    61.6    80.0    62.8    50.20    115    2.1    69 / 65
Birmingham, Ala.    42.6    61.3    80.2    62.9    53.99    117    1.5    60
Asheville, N.C.    35.8    54.1    73.0    55.2    47.07    126    15.3    39
Albuquerque, N.M.    35.7    55.6    78.5    57.3    9.47    60    11.0    64
Baltimore, Md.    32.3    53.2    76.5    55.4    41.94    115    21.5    53
Atlantic City, N.J.    32.1    50.6    75.3    55.1    40.59    113    16.2    60 / 54
Boise, Idaho    30.2    50.6    74.7    52.8    12.19    89    20.6    64
Bridgeport, Conn.    29.9    48.9    74.0    54.7    44.15    119    26.2    55 / 49
Boston, Mass.    29.3    48.3    73.9    54.1    42.53    127    42.8    52 / 66
Billings, Mont.    24.0    46.1    72.0    48.1    14.77    96    56.9    69
Albany, N.Y.    22.2    46.6    71.1    49.3    38.60    136    64.4    57
Anchorage, Alaska    15.8    36.3    58.4    34.1    16.08    115    70.8    39 / 60
Bismarck, N.D.    10.2    43.3    70.4    45.2    16.84    96    44.3    64

Explanation 0

The data has been sorted in descending order of the average monthly temperature in January (i.e, the second column).

Solution – Sort Command #5 – HackerRank Solution

#Rearrange the rows of the table in descending order of the values for the average temperature in January (i.e, the mean temperature value provided in the second column) in a tab seperated file. 
sort -k2 -n -r -t$'\t'

Note: This problem (Sort Command #5) is generated by HackerRank but the solution is provided by CodingBroz. This tutorial is only for Educational and Learning purpose.

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