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fmt(1)			    General Commands Manual			fmt(1)

NAME
       unexpand	- convert spaces to tabs

SYNOPSIS
       fmt [-v]	[-t tabs] [-a] [--] [file ... ]

       unexpand	 converts spaces in its	input files to tabs and	writes the re-
       sult to the standard output.

OPTIONS
       -v     The -v option instructs unexpand to print	its version number and
	      exit.

       -t tabs
	      The  -t  option  sets the	number of spaces corresponding to each
	      tab stop to tabs.	 The default is	8 spaces.

       -a     The -a option specifies that spaces are to be replaced  by  tabs
	      whenever	the  result is shorter.	 Without the -a	option,	spaces
	      are only replaced	by tabs	in the initial white space of a	line.

       --     The -- (double dash) option indicates the	end of options.

DESCRIPTION
       unexpand	reads each file	in turn, expanding tabs	to  spaces  from  each
       file  in	 turn,	and  writing the result	to the standard	output.	 If no
       files are specified or a	file is	-  (dash),  unexpand  reads  from  the
       standard	input.

       unexpand	expects	its input to be	Unicode	characters in utf(4) form.

EXAMPLES
       Convert spaces to tabs in file1 and write the results to	file2:

	    unexpand file1 >file2

SEE ALSO
       expand(1) utf(4)

BUGS
       None known.

SOURCES
       http://pobox.com/~Alan.Watson/software.html

AUTHOR
       Alan Watson (Alan.Watson@pobox.com).

			       1.6.0 of	97/02/25			fmt(1)

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