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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for expand (redhat section 1)

EXPAND(1)								FSF								 EXPAND(1)

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 whitespace -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 --version output version information and exit
Written by David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <>.
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
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 expand should give you access to the complete manual. expand (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 EXPAND(1)