Expanding tabs (was Re: kwik way?)
kline at thought.org
Wed May 18 19:10:02 UTC 2011
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 01:09:36PM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
> Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 13:09:36 -0500
> From: Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com>
> Subject: Re: Expanding tabs (was Re: kwik way?)
> To: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> Cc: FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> In the last episode (May 18), Gary Kline said:
> > should i use tr or sed to turn "\t" into " "? --i.e., tabs into spaces.
> tr or expand (depending on whether you want to honor the intent of the tab
> or not). sed is overkill.
yeah, agree. i grabbed an old `for k in *;do' script and used tr on
80+ files. [facing reality, i'm throwing in the towel on hacking.
wanted something easy!]
> Dan Nelson
> dnelson at allantgroup.com
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