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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 standard input. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short opt +ions too. -i, --initial do not convert tabs after non blanks -t, --tabs=N have tabs N characters apart, not 8 -t, --tabs=LIST use comma separated list of tab positions The last +specified position can be prefixed with '/' to specify a tab size + to use after the last explicitly specified tab stop. Also a +prefix of '+' can be used to align remaining tab stops relative to + the last specified tab stop instead of the first column --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn