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perform topological sort


tsort [OPTION] [FILE]

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Write totally ordered list consistent with the partial ordering in FILE. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.


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Copyright © 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

reporting bugs

Report tsort bugs to bug-coreutils[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org
GNU coreutils home page: <>
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Report tsort translation bugs to <>

see also

The full documentation for tsort is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and tsort programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'tsort invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


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