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Text::Tabs(3p)   Perl Programmers Reference Guide  Text::Tabs(3p)


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

SYNOPSIS
         use Text::Tabs;

         $tabstop = 4;
         @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.  Invisi-
       ble compression with plain ascii!

BUGS
       expand doesn't handle newlines very quickly -- do not feed
       it an entire document in one string.  Instead feed it an
       array of lines.

AUTHOR
       David Muir Sharnoff <muirATidiom.com>































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