unexpand man page

unexpand — convert spaces to tabs


unexpand {{file}}


unexpand -a {{file}}

unexpand --first-only {{file}}

unexpand -t {{number}} {{file}}


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
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 (enables -a)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also


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

Referenced By

expand(1), perlmodlib(1).

Explore man page connections for unexpand(1).

GNU coreutils 8.25 October 2016