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I have a huge list of tuples in a text file, each of them separated by a new line, that are of the following format:

blahblah blahblahblah blohblohbloh blohblohbloh hithere byethere foobarfoo barfoobar

... and so on. I need to sort these tuples by the second value, which is separated from the first value by a tab character. I don't want to have to swap the tuples, sort them, then swap them back, because that seems inefficient and dumb, but I can't think of a good way to do it otherwise.

Any tips on accomplishing this task?


In reply to Sorting a "tuple" by the second value by thmsdrew

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