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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.
-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 <email@example.com>.
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 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
should give you access to the complete manual.
expand 5.97 March 2012 EXPAND(1)