Formatting of bootscripts
S. Anthony Sequeira
tony at sequeira.org.uk
Tue Jan 4 11:54:19 PST 2005
On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 11:27 -0600, David Jensen wrote:
> Jeremy Utley wrote:
> > For me, I'm in favor of remaining as tabs: 1) as said previously, it
> > allows someone to decide for themselves how things should look, and 2)
> > the fact that a tab character in a text file is only one byte, while
> > spaces are multiple bytes.
> > -J-
> I remember pkzip packed smaller with spaces even though the file is larger.
> This seems true also with gzip and bzip2. I only tried one 15k source file
> with tab4 and the same with the tabs as spaces.
> fwiw here is what I use when the source is a messed up mix of both:
> # tab_to_space number file
> for ((a=0; a<$1; a++))
> SPACES=$SPACES" "
> sed -i "s@\t@$SPACES at g" $2
> #end tab_to_spc
I take it you prefer to use this rather than expand.
EXPAND(1) User Commands
expand - convert tabs to spaces
expand [OPTION]... [FILE]...
or unexpand to go the other way:)
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