expand



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 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.



expand (coreutils) 5.2.1           July 2005                         EXPAND(1)

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