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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 <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 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 expand

should give you access to the complete manual.

expand 5.97 March 2012 EXPAND(1)