unexpand(1) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

unexpand - convert spaces to tabs  

SYNOPSIS

unexpand [OPTION]... [FILE]...  

DESCRIPTION

Convert spaces 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 whitespace, instead of just initial whitespace
--first-only convert only leading sequences of whitespace (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)
--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

expand(1)

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

info coreutils unexpand

should give you access to the complete manual.