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Which is correct, "sort compares strings differently from awk", or "sort compares strings differently than awk", or both are bad, and I should rephrase it?

  • It might help for you to define "sort", "string", and "awk" for those of us less programming savy – katatahito Jul 17 at 7:39
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Neither wording is wrong. But, according to Google Books Ngram Viewer, differently from is more common than differently than—at least in writing.

differently from or differently than

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