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Name

expand - convert tabs to spaces

Synopsis

expand [OPTION]... [FILE]...

Description

Convert tabs in each FILE to spaces, writing to standard output. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-i, --initial
do not convert tabs after non blanks

-t, --tabs=NUMBER
have tabs NUMBER characters apart, not 8

-t, --tabs=LIST
use comma separated list of explicit tab positions

--help display this help and exit

--version
output version information and exit

Author

Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

unexpand(1)

The full documentation for expand is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and expand programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info expand

should give you access to the complete manual.


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