unexpand(1) convert spaces to tabs


unexpand [,OPTION/]... [,FILE/]...


Convert blanks 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 blanks, instead of just initial blanks
convert only leading sequences of blanks (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)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.


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