This has been an incredible annoyance for me because it should be so easy to fix!!! I want ASCII conventions to be applied when sorting files (both in the terminal and in nautilus) because the "intelligent" sorting algorithm is anything but in my opinion. There seem to have been fixes for older versions of Ubuntu (c. 2008) put out there, where setting "LC_COLLATE=C" supposedly fixes the problem (see here and here for details). However this emphatically fails to solve the issue that I am currently having. I am running Trusty (14.04) with the new 3.16 kernel.

For example, the ls command currently gives:

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 1(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 10(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 11(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 12(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 13(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 14(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 15(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 16(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 17(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 18(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 19(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 2(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 20(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 21(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 22(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 23(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 24(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 25(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 26(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 27(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 28(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 3(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 4(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 5(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 6(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 7(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 8(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 9(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

When what I really want is

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 1(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 2(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 3(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 4(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 5(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 6(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 7(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 8(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 9(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 10(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 11(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 12(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 13(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 14(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 15(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 16(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 17(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 18(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 19(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 20(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 21(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 22(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 23(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 24(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 25(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 26(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 27(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

ME 702 - Computational Fluid Dynamics - Video Lesson 28(360p_H.264-AAC).mp4

Any thoughts on how to get this working?

`ls | sort -n -k 10`

, but this is pretty unwieldy. – Sparhawk Aug 7 '14 at 5:11