I have a large text file with a lot of lines of terms. Some lines repeat themselves. I want a program that gives me the lines that appear most often in the entire document.


On linux the command can read: sort <filename> | uniq -c

Missed the Windows part at first. On Windows the same can be accomplished when e.g. Cygwin has been installed or the sort and uniq from the GNU collection are installed.

  • The question is NOT tagged with Linux, it is with "Windows" instead ... – Pierre.Vriens Oct 4 '17 at 13:33
  • I can do that on Linux as well through a VM, thanks. – opportunityr Oct 4 '17 at 14:03
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    @Pierre.Vriens there are also the Gnu32 CoreUtils for Windows which include sort and uniq (hm, a little dated – but there might be a newer fork available somewhere), there's Bash in Windows 10, there's gow, busybox-w32 and there's Cygwin and CygwinPortable. Oh, and there's MobaXterm of course :) – Izzy Oct 4 '17 at 16:14

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