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Convert tabs to spaces. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/expand.

  • Convert tabs in each file to spaces, writing to standard output:

expand {{file}}

  • Convert tabs to spaces, reading from standard input:

expand

  • Do not convert tabs after non blanks:

expand -i {{file}}

  • Have tabs a certain number of characters apart, not 8:

expand -t={{number}} {{file}}

  • Use a comma separated list of explicit tab positions:

expand -t={{1,4,6}}