Expanding tabs (was Re: kwik way?)
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Fri May 20 14:13:15 UTC 2011
> From: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 12:10:01 -0700
> Message-id: <20110518191001.GA22364 at thought.org>
Gary Kline wrote:
> 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!]
& tab.1 & Makefile
works on the assumption of 8,16 etc, not other minorities eg ts=4
Mature code 1988 till now. Hasn't burnt me yet.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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