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=N/

have tabs N characters apart, not 8

−t, −−tabs=LIST/

use comma separated list of tab positions The last specified position can be prefixed with '/' to specify a tab size to use after the last explicitly specified tab stop. Also a prefix of '+' can be used to align remaining tab stops relative to the last specified tab stop instead of the first column

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report expand translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

unexpand(1)

Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/expand>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) expand invocation'

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.