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How to sort by size of output by du -sh ~/* | sort -r

I use this command to find the disk usage: du -sh ~/* | sort -r But it messes up with with the K, M, and G suffixes added by du -h. 956M /Users/shinokada/Docker 9.2G /Users/shinokada/...
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How to sort folders based upon the last modification dates of the files contained within them?

I am on Catalina and I need to sort folders based upon the last modification dates of the files contained within folders inside a directory. When I do the simple Date Modified sort, it only shows ...
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Sort by comment?

I have started setting deadlines on a document by putting the date in the comments, using the YYYY-MM-DD format and then what type of deadline it is (I have to submit initial, interim, and discharge ...
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How can I sort my Download folder without having to do it manually every time [duplicate]

I want my download folder to be ordered in the following way: Top left corner I want the last downloaded file and bottom right corner the oldest. Right now, I always have to right-click inside my ...
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What is the logic behind the ordering of non-alphanumeric characters in Finder, when sorting by filename?

You probably know that Finder uses natural sort order rather than ASCII order, when sorting files by name. See: How does finder sort folders when they contain digits and characters? https://developer....
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How to force a new app to be placed on the main home screen section (iPad 6)

Specs: 2018 Ipad 6, latest iOS When installing a new app, the app is sent to a new section of the home screen. I prefer to have all my apps on a single home screen. How do I force the app to be ...
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Sorting files in dock folder

I'm runninγ macOS 10.15.3 (Catalina) and have noticed this behavior. I have my documents folder in the dock with the following options: Sort by: Kind Display as: Folder View content as: List The ...
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Does Notes app macOS Mojave auto-move checked off checklist items to bottom, like iOS 13?

The Notes app on iOS 13 offered to automatically move checked-off items in a checklist to the bottom. Does the Mac Notes app offer that in Mojave or Catalina?
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How to set specific sort order for different folders in column view?

I want to set a specific sort order for different folders in column view. For example, in my Home directory, I want to show folders A-Z. But in my Documents folder, I want to show files by Date ...
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How to switch off “natural” sort order in Finder and enable pure alphabetical sort order? [duplicate]

I have a set of pictures named as hex representation of UUIDs. I want to see them ordered alphabetically as strings, but regardless what I try, the app shows me it differently: I have these settings ...
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Image selection jumps randomly after sorting when an image is deleted

I'm using Preview app Version 11.0 (999.4) in Mac OS 10.15.2, though this issue existed in the previous versions of the app / OS as well. I open a folder with images in Preview app, then sort them ...
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macOS Catalina - how to set up Finder to use file sorting logic same as ls command (alphabetical order, not “natural”)? [duplicate]

I noticed today that Finder has some strange logic of sorting files by name and I cannot figure out why is that. Screenshot 1 - folder in "column" view with folder's options opened: Screenshot 2 - ...
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How does finder sort folders when they contain digits and characters?

I can't figure it out how to sort folders by name in Finder. My expected results should look like this: 0629e7bc-8110-4db9-aaa9-b67b0b73743d 06a409e1-98c6-4bf4-afa4-c814f7899d82 0a3a5c12-e459-4aa0-...
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Macos sorts file randomly (at least it seems so to me)

I checked other questions, checked Apple forums - the only thing I could find is Sort by / Arrange by but in my case none of their combinations helps me to get plain "by name" option, currently I can'...
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Numbers not sorting dates correctly

I cannot get the column to sort the dates correctly in Numbers! I want to sort the column by date and instead of sorting 1 through 12, it sorts like this: 1,10,11,12,2,3
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Sort output of tmutil compare by file size

tmutil compare gives differences between two backups. But I wonder how do I sort the output by file size? With GNU sort, there is the --human-numeric-sort option for this, but the sort which is part ...
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Sort by reverse option

When I arrange my folders with the Sort by option (I mostly use Date added) it will sort the files by the most recent one being the first and the oldest being the last. I want to reverse this that ...
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Sorting files on extension (kind) and then date in Finder? (Mojave)

When viewing a folder in Finder, by clicking the different column headings you can select how you want the folder contents sorted: by name, kind (extension), modified date, et cetera. What I would ...
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Sort with case-sensitivity (lowercase before uppercase) in macOS in the Terminal

I am trying to use the answer in GNU Sort by case-sensitive to sort a file in my Mac OS. My file.txt looks like this: "Best" "A" "BEST" In the second answer to the mentioned question, it says that ...
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Dock folder shortcut: Is it possible to change the sort order of files in subfolders?

I have a shortcut to a folder in the Dock. Here is how this folder is configured: This folder contains several subfolders. When I enter a subfolder by hovering the mouse cursor over a subfolder ...
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How to change the sorting priority for special characters in file names

In Finder.app, as per the default sort order, the files and folders whose name begin with an underscore character _ appear before the hidden files, i.e. ones whose name being with a dot .. I would ...
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Finder sort order not alphabetical (again)

I know you might be annoyed by those questions, but here is my specific problem: A list of PDFs, which is in no explaineable way ordered non-alphabetical. It is consistent between list and column ...
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How to sort by name in Finder?

I cannot sort by name when I simply open a finder, and select a folder. See the image below: I know that I can do Cmd-J to bring up the menu for defining the sort and arrange by, but this seems ...
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Understanding 'sort by name' behavior in Finder

I don't understand the sort behavior I'm experiencing in Finder (MacOS Sierra). Is there anyway to get the 'sort by name' to sort alphabetically such that 0 < 9, a < z, and numbers < letters?
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“Clean up by name” isn't sorting my files in alphabetical order

I have a folder containing six subfolders. Right-clicking on the Finder background and clicking "Clean up by name" sorts them into the order "1.0", "1.5", "1.6", "1.25", "1.56", and "2.0". This is ...
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Can I make Finder NOT ignore leading zeros sorting by name?

I understand Apple's intention to sort things like this: dir_1 dir_002 dir_03 ... But it becomes ridiculous in the following example: dir_0.1_1 dir_0.01_1 dir_0.001_1 dir_0.1_2 dir_0.01_2 dir_0....
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Finder “Arrange by date” splits into Today, Previous 7 Days, Previous 30 Days, etc

When I use Finder on OSX 10.11.6, selecting any of the "Arrange by date [modified/last opened/created/added]" splits up the window into various vertical subcategories which I can either horizontally ...
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iTunes - Sorting issue. Song names that start with 'the' or 'a'

I'm sorry guys if this is an easy fix. But I really couldn't find any useful info about this anywhere. iTunes ignores the 'the' and 'a' in the song names and sorts them this way. as you can see in the ...
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How to sort files in reverse alphabetical and maintain that setting for given folders

I have a bunch of folders that I use to store bank statements, utility bills, correspondence etc. The filename of each item starts with an eight digit code, which is the date of the item (for example, ...
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Sort Desktop icons by reverse of “Date Created”?

I want my oldest folders to be at the top and my newest ones to be at the bottom. Sorting my Desktop by "Date Created" does the opposite of this, but how do I flip it? I'm on macOS Sierra and have ...
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How Can I Create A Service To Alphabetize A Comma Separated Text String?

My understanding is that RegEx will not do this. What will? My issue, specifically, is extremely messy iTunes genre tags. I would like to merge genre tags that have the same or similar comma ...
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Can I clean up by date created in reverse order?

I have a folder of documents that I want to sort by the date they were created from oldest to newest. I know you can do this in list view, but I really want it to be in icon view. I know that you ...
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Why can't I have unique sorting options for folders in Finder?

For example, when I set the Documents folder in my user folder to "Sort by: Kind", it also sets the sorting option for every other folder on my computer. Can I have unique folder sorting options? Or ...
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How to sort photos inside a photo album in the Photos app on an iPhone by date [PC]?

By default the photos in user-created albums are sorted by date added, NOT date taken. The user may rearrange the photos one-by-one (tap and hold). I do NOT own a Mac.
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Reverse sorting order in Photos app on Mac OS X

the Photos app on Mac is really nice, but it shows the oldest pictures first, so I have to scroll to the bottom each time I open it... and I have lots of pictures. So my question is: How can I ...
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How is the iOS App Store Updates list organized?

I have dozens of apps in my iOS App Store that have updates available, but I have no interest in updating most of them. There are certain apps though that if an update were available I would want to ...
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How can I iterate through a folder and move/copy every Nth item

I want to make a time lapse from a folder of images, but there are too many and the time lapse progresses to slowly. How do I select, for example, every 10th item, and either copy or move the items ...
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Sort folders first, then files [El Capitan]

I am aware there are many posts about this problem, but many are just workarounds for Finder. However I use console more often then Finder because of programming. I am also aware of something like ...
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How do I sort albums alphabetically in Photos.app?

I would like to know if I can alphabetically sort albums in Photos.app. The iPhoto method for doing this did not work.
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How to put or move downloaded files in different folders depending on file type?

Is there a good plugin that automatically saves downloaded files via Safari in different folders depending on the file type? Or maybe a plugin that let's you put a few destinations in the context menu?...
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With the new Apple Music app is there a way to sort my music by Album?

It seems that Apple have messed up sorting again in the new Apple Music app. I want to sort my music by Album Title, not by Artist and then Title. Is there a way to do this?
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Way to manually(!) sort files into folders

I'm looking for an easy way to quickly go through a bunch of files, mostly videos and images and sort them in a set of standard folders. Currently I open the videos/images in VLC see what they're ...
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Manage Sort options in OS X Photos App

OSX 10.10.3 has been just released and I immediately migrated my iPhoto library to Photos. More or less there's everything I'm used to in iPhoto but Apple's removed a useful function: I can't reverse ...
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How do I sort/recover deleted items on Mac?

So I'm a DJ and I was going through my music files in Itunes when I made a bonehead mistake of deleting about half of my music library! Now I go to my Trash Bin in hopes of being able to recover those ...
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Sort files by name length in finder?

I want to be able to find all mp3 files with exactly 4 letters so i can highlight them and open them up in ITunes. How do I do this? I recently copied mp3s from my iPod to my mac. These files are all ...
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Why are these date-stamped docs sorted by name length, not numerical order?

Here's a list of docs with date stamps at the end of the filename. Some contained typos (which I'm about to fix) causing them to be one character longer than the others. This extra character changed ...
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How to sort column by date in Numbers?

I've my column in format dd/mm/yyyy and I would like to sort them by date. But I can't find any way of sorting the column by date. If I Sort Ascending, it doesn't recognise that the rows have the date ...
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Mavericks Finder No Coverflow

I just upgraded to Mavericks (late I know), and I'm not much liking the new Finder sorting system. I had it arranged by modified, for workflow reasons, but I liked the grid too, not the coverflow rows ...
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Wrong sorting of non-English characters (iTunes 11.2 for Windows)

Since version 11.2 of iTunes for Windows, I am experiencing a problem with sorting of names with non-English characters (such as ž, š, č, ř or other in Czech). It seems that iTunes completely omits ...
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Terminal Equivalent of Finder Sort Order

One of the features I like about the Finder is that it sorts numbers "correctly", i.e - a file named "Episode 10" will come after "Episode 9" in a list, rather than after "Episode 1". However, I ...