expand(1) convert tabs to spaces


expand [,OPTION/]... [,FILE/]...


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
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.


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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.