expand - 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

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit


       Written by David MacKenzie.

reporting bugs

       Report expand bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
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       Copyright © 2013 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


       The full documentation for expand is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and expand programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'expand invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.