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Text::Tabs

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Text::Tabs

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

  1. use Text::Tabs;
  2. $tabstop = 4;
  3. @lines_without_tabs = expand(@lines_with_tabs);
  4. @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. Invisible 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.

LICENSE

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.