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UNEXPAND(1)			 User Commands			   UNEXPAND(1)

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 po-
	      sition can be prefixed with '/' to specify a tab size to use af-
	      ter 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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2020 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or	later <https://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 <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) unexpand invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.32		  March	2020			   UNEXPAND(1)

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