Specifying a source
Unless you specify the command or filename parameter, sort acts as a filter and takes input from the Windows NT standard input (usually
from the keyboard, from a pipe, or from a file).
Using redirection symbols with sort
You can use the pipe (|) or the less-than sign (<) to direct data through the sort command from command or filename. If you want to display the information one screen at a time or direct the
information to a file, you can also specify the more command or a filename. You can use the greater-than sign (>) to direct the
sorted output to a file.
Uppercase vs. lowercase
Sort does not distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters.
Limits on file size
The sort command has no limit on file size.
More Information About Sort
The sort program uses the collating-sequence table corresponding to the
country code and code-page settings. Characters greater than ASCII code 127 are
sorted based on information in the COUNTRY.SYS file or in an alternate file
specified by the COUNTRY command in your CONFIG.NT file.