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shpsort - rewrite a shapefile sorted by a field or by the geometry
shpsort infile outfile field[;...] 
Rewrite a shapefile sorted by a field or by the geometry. For polygons, sort by
area, for lines sort by length and do nothing for all others.
- input shapefile
- output shapefile
- one or more fields to use for ordering
- sort order
shpsort is part of shapelib, maintained by Frank Warmerdam.
dbfadd(1), dbfcat(1), dbfcreate(1), dbfdump(1),
dbfinfo(1), shpcat(1), shpcentrd(1), shpcreate(1),
shpdump(1), shpdxf(1), shpfix(1), shpinfo(1),
shpproj(1), shprewind(1), shptest(1)