unexpand



UNEXPAND(1)                      User Commands                     UNEXPAND(1)




NAME

       unexpand - convert spaces to tabs


SYNOPSIS

       unexpand [OPTION]... [FILE]...


DESCRIPTION

       Convert  spaces 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 whitespace, instead of just initial whitespace

       --first-only  convert  only  leading sequences of whitespace (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

       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

       expand(1)

       The full documentation for unexpand is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.
       If  the info and unexpand programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info coreutils unexpand

       should give you access to the complete manual.



unexpand (coreutils) 5.2.1         July 2005                       UNEXPAND(1)

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