expand(1) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

expand - convert tabs to spaces  

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 whitespace
-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
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

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

should give you access to the complete manual.