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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
       Report unexpand bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report unexpand translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2010 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
       expand(1)

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

	      info coreutils 'unexpand invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 			      UNEXPAND(1)
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