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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.

TagDescription
-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 © 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

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

TagDescription
info expand
should give you access to the complete manual.
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