Expanding tabs (was Re: kwik way?)
kline at thought.org
Fri May 20 23:25:38 UTC 2011
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 04:12:35PM +0200, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 16:12:35 +0200
> From: "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at berklix.com>
> Subject: Re: Expanding tabs (was Re: kwik way?)
> To: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> cc: Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com>, FreeBSD Mailing List
> <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
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> > 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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Been messing with tab.c [on my desktop, ubuntu]; it compiles
with gcc tab.c, etc. the man page displays cleanly. thing is:
how to i get, say
hello, \t how are \t you
to translate to
hello, how are you
in other words, tab -> 1 space rather than the defaul of 4.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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