Provided by: coreutils_7.4-2ubuntu1_i386 bug

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 (enables -a)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report unexpand bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  ©  2009  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)

       The  full documentation for unexpand is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and unexpand programs are properly installed at your  site,
       the command

              info coreutils 'unexpand invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.