I'm having trouble returning sorted results using the esearch tool from NCBI EDirect (v3.60). A quick search on their website shows good sorting by relevance for the search term "aurora" with top results "AURKA", "AURKB" from the gene database. When I use the eDirect esearch command line interface on rhel, the result cannot be sorted by relevance (sorting by "chromosome" or "name" seems to work fine). Any tips on where I may be going wrong, or if anyone can reproduce this bug, I'd appreciate the help.
$ esearch -db gene -query "aurora" -sort relevance | \ efetch -format docsum | \ xtract -pattern DocumentSummary -element Id Name Description | head 7157 TP53 tumor protein p53 1956 EGFR epidermal growth factor receptor 22059 Trp53 transformation related protein 53 2099 ESR1 estrogen receptor 1 672 BRCA1 breast cancer 1 3091 HIF1A hypoxia inducible factor 1, alpha subunit (basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor) 4790 NFKB1 nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells 1 5243 ABCB1 ATP binding cassette subfamily B member 1 367 AR androgen receptor 207 AKT1 v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1