EXPAND

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2004
 

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 whitespace
-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 © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

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 coreutils expand

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO
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