unexpand

Convert spaces to tabs. More information: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand>.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/unexpand.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install coreutils
Ubuntu
apt-get install coreutils
Alpine
apk add coreutils
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S coreutils
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install coreutils
CentOS
yum install coreutils
Fedora
dnf install coreutils
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install coreutils
OS X
brew install coreutils
Raspbian
apt-get install coreutils
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/unexpand unexpand powered by Commando

Convert spaces to tabs. More information: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/unexpand>.

  • Convert blanks in each file to tabs, writing to standard output:
    unexpand file
  • Convert blanks to tabs, reading from standard output:
    unexpand
  • Convert all blanks, instead of just initial blanks:
    unexpand -a file
  • Convert only leading sequences of blanks (overrides -a):
    unexpand --first-only file
  • Have tabs a certain number of characters apart, not 8 (enables -a):
    unexpand -t number file

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