In the example above, note the existence of the
%sort: Title line.
This field was discussed previously (see Sorted Output) and, as mentioned, does not
imply that the records need to be stored in the recfile in any particular order.
However, if desired, you can automatically arrange the recfile in that order using recfix with the --sort flag. After running the command
$ recfix --sort stock.rec
the file stock.rec will have its records sorted in alphabetical order
Title fields, thus:
%rec: Item %type: Expiry date %sort: Title Title: Emergency Rations Expiry: 10 August 2009 Title: First Aid Kit Expiry: 2 May 2009 Title: Liferaft Expiry: 2 March 2009