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tabs



tabs

 [

tabspec

] [

options

]

Set terminal tab stops according to tabspec . The default tabspec , -8, gives the standard UNIX tab settings. Specify tabspec as a predefined set of tab stops for particular languages, for example: a (IBM assembler), c (COBOL), f (FORTRAN), p (PL/1), s (SNOBOL), and u (UNIVAC). tabspec can also be a repeated number, arbitrary numbers, or called from a file.

Tabspec

- n

Repeat tab every n columns (e.g., 1+ n , 1+2* n , etc.).

n1 , n2 ,...

Arbitrary ascending values. If n is preceded by +, it is added (i.e., tab is relative to previous position).

-a

1, 10, 16, 36, 72.

-a2

1, 10, 16, 40, 72.

-c

1, 8, 12, 16, 20, 55.

-c2

1, 6, 10, 14, 49.

-c3

1, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 67.

-f

1, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23.

-p

1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61.

-s

1, 10, 55.

-u

1, 12, 20, 44.

-- file

Read first line of file for tabs.

Options

+m n

Set left margin to n (default is 10).

-T type

Set terminal type (default is TERM).


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