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NAME

       unexpand - convert spaces to tabs


SYNOPSIS

       unexpand [OPTION]... [FILE]...


DESCRIPTION

       Convert blanks 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 blanks, instead of just initial blanks

       --first-only
              convert only leading sequences of blanks (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  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


AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report   unexpand   translation   bugs    to    <http://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 2017 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

       expand(1)

       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) unexpand invocation'



GNU coreutils 8.28              September 2017                     unexpand(1)

coreutils 8.28 - Generated Sat Sep 2 06:06:07 CDT 2017
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