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sort-uniq-count-rank command combines a series of Unix commands (including
uniq) to sort a series of lines of text alphabetically, grouping together the duplicate lines. The function then counts how many occurrences there are of each unique line, removes all duplicate lines, and then sorts the list of unique lines by how frequently they occur, from most frequent to least frequent. The numerical frequency count is also displayed.
One or more lines of text.
One or more unique lines of text, accompanied by frequency counts, sorted from most frequent to least frequent.
sort-uniq-count-rank command does not accept arguments.
Given a series of rows of text (for example, a list of author names):
Noy S Iverson GL Del Bigio MR Sawyer Q Vesci B Zukerman SL Iverson GL Wallace PW Stern RA Noy S Baugh CM [...]
sort-uniq-count-rank command will output:
12 Iverson GL 12 Zuckerman SL 11 Guskiewicz KM 11 Kerr ZY 11 Solomon GS 10 Covassin T 10 Stern RA 9 Arnett PA 9 Baugh CM 9 Kroshus E 9 Mihalik JP [...]