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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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expand

Synopsis

expand [options] [files]

Convert tabs in given files (or standard input, if the file is given as -) to the appropriate number of spaces; write results to standard output.

Options

--help

Print help message and then exit.

-i, --initial

Convert tabs only at the beginning of lines.

-tabs, -t tabs, --tabs tabs

tabs is a comma-separated list of integers that specify tab stops. With one integer, the tab stops are set to every integer spaces. By default, tab stops are eight spaces apart. With -t and --tabs, the list may be separated by whitespace instead of commas.

--version

Print version information and then exit.

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