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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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
Report expand translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;.
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(1)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/expand>;
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) expand invocation'

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