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unexpand (1g)

Name

unexpand - convert spaces to tabs

Synopsis

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

Description

UNEXPAND(1)                      User Commands                     UNEXPAND(1)



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://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 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.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | file/gnu-coreutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
SEE ALSO
       expand(1)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) unexpand invocation'



NOTES
       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source  was  downloaded  from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/core-
       utils-8.27.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils.



GNU coreutils 8.27                March 2017                       UNEXPAND(1)