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unexpand - convert spaces to tabs
unexpand [OPTION]... [FILE]...
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
Written by David MacKenzie.
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expand(1) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) unexpand invocation'
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