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EXPAND(1) User Commands EXPAND(1)

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

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COPRYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU
GPL version 3 or later .
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

Full documentation at:
or available locally via: info ‘(coreutils) expand invocation’

GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2016 EXPAND(1)

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