expand(1)



EXPAND(1)                        User Commands                       EXPAND(1)

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 (C) 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'

GNU coreutils 8.26               February 2017                       EXPAND(1)

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