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Text::Tabs

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3perl)
Updated: 2009-04-15
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NAME

Text::Tabs -- expand and unexpand tabs per the unix expand(1) and unexpand(1)  

SYNOPSIS

use Text::Tabs; $tabstop = 4; # default = 8 @lines_without_tabs = expand(@lines_with_tabs); @lines_with_tabs = unexpand(@lines_without_tabs);  

DESCRIPTION

Text::Tabs does about what the unix utilities expand(1) and unexpand(1) do. Given a line with tabs in it, expand will replace the tabs with the appropriate number of spaces. Given a line with or without tabs in it, unexpand will add tabs when it can save bytes by doing so (just like unexpand -a). Invisible compression with plain ASCII!  

EXAMPLE

#!perl # unexpand -a use Text::Tabs; while (<>) { print unexpand $_; }

Instead of the expand comand, use:

perl -MText::Tabs -n -e print expand $_

Instead of the unexpand -a command, use:

perl -MText::Tabs -n -e print unexpand $_  

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 1996-2002,2005,2006 David Muir Sharnoff. Copyright (C) 2005 Aristotle Pagaltzis This module may be modified, used, copied, and redistributed at your own risk. Publicly redistributed modified versions must use a different name.


 

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