Convert all tabs in a file to spaces, assuming the tab width is 2

sed -i 's/\t/ /g' yourfile

2010-03-24 18:04:28

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This won't work correctly if you have multiple columns. "a<tab>b<tab>c" should expand to "a<space>b<space>c" "d<tab><tab>e" should expand to "d<space><space><space>e" Then all three columns line up. The only sensible solution is to use the expand command: expand -t 2 < yourfile
flatcap · 578 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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