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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 2017
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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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report expand translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

unexpand(1)


Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/expand>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) expand invocation'


 

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