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NAME         top

       unexpand - convert spaces to tabs

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 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

       --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR         top

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report unexpand translation bugs to
       <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 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         top

       expand(1)

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

COLOPHON         top

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GNU coreutils 8.28             September 2017                    UNEXPAND(1)