I'm having a bit of trouble understanding what you want your sort criteria to be?

Near as I can tell you either want to sort in some type of reverse numeric order perhaps ignoring certain values OR you want to sort all ports in a list based on an order that you predefine.

For sorting a list based on predefined order where your predefined order is stored in an array @predefined:
foreach $element (@dports) { $count_hash{$element}++; } foreach $key (@predefined) { print "$key\n" x $count_hash{$key} if $count_hash{$key}; }
For sorting in numeric reverse order:
my @sorted = sort {$b <=> $a} @dports;

If you are filtering out certain groups we'd have to stack this command with some type of grep.

Hope this helps,

In reply to Re: Predefined Sort by krusty
in thread Predefined Sort by k_grdn

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