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EXPAND(1)                        User Commands                       EXPAND(1)



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 stan-
       dard 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

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report expand bugs to bug-coreutilsATgnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>;
       Report expand translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2010  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 permit-
       ted by law.

SEE ALSO
       unexpand(1)

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

              info coreutils 'expand invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                         EXPAND(1)