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UNEXPAND

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 2017
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NAME

unexpand - convert spaces to tabs  

SYNOPSIS

unexpand [,OPTION/]... [,FILE/]...  

DESCRIPTION

Convert blanks in each FILE to tabs, 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.

-a, --all
convert all blanks, instead of just initial blanks
--first-only
convert only leading sequences of blanks (overrides -a)
-t, --tabs=,N/
have tabs N characters apart instead of 8 (enables -a)
-t, --tabs=,LIST/
use comma separated LIST of tab positions (enables -a)
--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 unexpand 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

expand(1)


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


 

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