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Is there a way to sort a list of packages in Package Menu (*Packages*) sorted by Version? If you are using melpa, you see that melpa versions each package with %Y%m%d.%d. I'd like to sort by the melpa version string.

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I use this to enable sorting on all columns in the package menu's tabular list:

(add-hook 'package-menu-mode-hook
          (lambda () (setq tabulated-list-format
                             (vconcat (mapcar (lambda (arg) (list (nth 0 arg) (nth 1 arg)
                                                            (or (nth 2 arg) t)))
                                       tabulated-list-format)))))
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  • Thanks it works. It'd be nice if it can take the numbers after the . as numbers. But I think I can figure that out. – Yasushi Shoji Feb 14 '16 at 7:36
  • That reduces each element in the format to a 3-elements list. But the format accepts longer lists. – Malabarba Feb 14 '16 at 9:50

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