What is LSORT?

LSORT for Windows is a general purpose sort/merge program for Microsoft Windows 2000 and above including Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista 64bit, Windows Server 2000, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. 
 
Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME or Windows NT Release 3.51 are also supported using earlier versions of LSORT (4.06 and earlier).

It will sort/merge text files, xBase** files, delimited files and fixed files on 1 - 15 sort fields (using the Windows GUI front end) or from 1 - 32 fields using the Command Line sort engine.  LSORT sorts files larger than available memory.   Custom Sort exits and custom field types are available.

LSORT will merge up to 5 sorted text, xBase**, delimited or fixed format files into a single sorted file based on 1 - 15 sort fields (using the Windows GUI front end) or from 1 - 32 fields using the Command Line sort engine.
 
**xBase files (dBase II, dBase III and FoxPro) are only supported on versions 4.06 and below.  The functionality is included in the latest versions, but hasn't been tested.

The LSORT package also includes LSRTNT, a sort filter that can replace the built in SORT commands available in Windows 9x and NT4.  LSRTNT reads from standard input and writes to standard output.  It only works with text files or delimited files and can not sort files that are larger than available memory.

Versions of LSORT are also available for DOS, Windows 3.x and OS/2 operating systems.  These versions are no longer being enhanced but are available from the download page.

For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions page or the LSORTxxx.TXT files available in the download area.

LSORT is Shareware. The recommended contribution is $35.00 and registered users receive the full source code and are able to extend the sort using Microsoft Visual C++ release 5 or later.  Contributions should be sent to:

London Computing, P.O. Box 3243, Margate City, NJ  08402.

You may make copies of this software and distribute to other users as long as there is no charge or other consideration and this notice is not removed or bypassed.

LSORT should substantially perform as specified in the documentation.   LSORT is not error free software.  It should be tested before it is used.   London Computing can not be held responsible for any loss of access or data caused by LSORT. 

LSORT, LSORTNT, LSRT and LSRTNT are trademarks of London Computing.  Microsoft Window, MSDOS, Win95, Win98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows NT are all registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  All other products mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.

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