Text::Tabs(3p) Perl Programmers Reference Guide Text::Tabs(3p)
Text::Tabs -- expand and unexpand tabs per the unix expand(1) and unexpand(1)
use Text::Tabs; $tabstop = 4; @lines_without_tabs = expand(@lines_with_tabs); @lines_with_tabs = unexpand(@lines_without_tabs);
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. Invisible compres- sion with plain ascii!
expand doesn't handle newlines very quickly -- do not feed it an entire document in one string. Instead feed it an array of lines.
Copyright (C) 1996-2002,2005 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. perl v5.8.8 2005-02-05 1
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