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NAME         top

       expand - convert tabs to spaces

SYNOPSIS         top

       expand [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION         top

       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

       -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 specified tab stop instead of the first column

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

AUTHOR         top

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help: <>
       Report any translation bugs to <>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top


       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) expand invocation'

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GNU coreutils 8.31               March 2019                        EXPAND(1)

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