# Sort command #7 HackerRank Solution

Hello coders, In this post, you will learn how to solve Sort Command #7 HackerRank Solution. This problem is a part of the Linux Shell series.

## Sort command #7 HackerRank Solution

### Problem

You are given a file of pipe-delimited weather data (TSV). There is no header column in this data file. The first five columns of this data are: (a) the name of the city (b) the average monthly temperature in Jan (in Fahreneit). (c) the average monthly temperature in April (in Fahreneit). (d) the average monthly temperature in July (in Fahreneit). (e) the average monthly temperature in October (in Fahreneit).

You need to sort this file in descending order of the second column (i.e. the average monthly temperature in January).

### Input Format

A text file with multiple lines of pipe-delimited data. The first five fields have been explained above

### Output Format

Sort the data in descending order of the average monthly temperature in January.

Sample Input

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
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

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
Bismarck, N.D.|10.2|43.3|70.4|45.2|16.84|96|44.3|64

Explanation

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

### Sort command #7 HackerRank Solution

```#The data has been sorted in descending order of the average monthly temperature in January (i.e, the second column).
sort -k2 -n -r -t '|'```

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