"Sort" plugin not working?



  • Hey guys—I tried sorting a bunch of line items with NP++'s Sort plugin (Plugins > Sort > “Sort, asc.”), but it had no effect. I tried it with and without selecting the lines to sort. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks!



  • @Anderwriter said:

    Plugins > Sort > “Sort, asc.”

    I’ve never used a sort plugin. Modern Notepad++ has basic sort features built in: Edit > Line Operations > Sort Lines Lexicographically Ascending (to sort alphabetically), and similar.

    What version of Notepad++ are you using? (menu ? > Debug Info > Copy debug info into clipboard, and paste in your reply)

    I just went and checked some of my older portable versions: v7.2.2 (from 2016) had builtin Sort features, but v6.5 (from 2013) did not. Checking the history going forward, v6.5.2 (from Dec 2013) added the builtin sort.

    So, if all you are doing is a simple “Sort, asc”, and version of Notepad++ since v6.5.2 should work for you, without a plugin. It may be that the plugin you mentioned does more than Notepad++'s builtin, but you haven’t described a use-case that isn’t met by the builtin feature.



  • Oops, sorry, LOL—I forgot I’d switched to a different text editor. (I used NP++ for quite a while, but found it didn’t render fonts correctly on my new UHD display.) Never mind!



  • @Anderwriter

    Oops, sorry, LOL—I forgot I’d switched to a different text editor.

    lol, made my day 😂👍


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