Name

unexpand — convert spaces to tabs

Synopsis

unexpand [OPTION...] [FILE...]

DESCRIPTION

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

−−first−only

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)

−−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 unexpand translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

expand(1)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand>

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 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.