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SYNOPSIS

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


DESCRIPTION

       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
       too.

       -i, --initial
              do not convert tabs after non blanks

       -t, --tabs=NUMBER
              have tabs NUMBER characters apart, not 8

       -t, --tabs=LIST
              use comma separated list of explicit tab positions

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

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


AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2013 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

       unexpand(1)

       The full documentation for expand is maintained as  a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the  info  and expand programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info coreutils 'expand invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.22 November 2016 EXPAND(1)



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