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EXPAND(1)							   User Commands							 EXPAND(1)

NAME
expand - convert tabs to spaces SYNOPSIS
expand [OPTION]... [FILE]... DESCRIPTION
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 --version output version information and exit AUTHOR
Written by David MacKenzie. REPORTING BUGS
Report expand 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/> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2009 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
unexpand(1) 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. GNU coreutils 7.1 July 2010 EXPAND(1)

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EXPAND(1)                                                          User Commands                                                         EXPAND(1)

NAME
expand - convert tabs to spaces SYNOPSIS
expand [OPTION]... [FILE]... DESCRIPTION
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=N have tabs N characters apart, not 8 -t, --tabs=LIST use comma separated list of tab positions The last specified position can be prefixed with '/' to specify a tab size to use after the last explicitly specified tab stop. Also a prefix of '+' can be used to align remaining tab stops relative to the last speci- fied tab stop instead of the first column --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 expand translation bugs to <http://translationproject.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. SEE ALSO
unexpand(1) Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/expand> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) expand invocation' GNU coreutils 8.28 January 2018 EXPAND(1)

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