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> perldoc -q tabs Found in /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/pod/perlfaq4.pod How do I expand tabs in a string? You can do it yourself: 1 while $string =~ s/\t+/' ' x (length($&) * 8 - length($`) % 8)/e; Or you can just use the Text::Tabs module (part of the standard +perl distribution). use Text::Tabs; @expanded_lines = expand(@lines_with_tabs); >
and this from perlop:
Occasionally, you can't use just a `/g' to get all the changes to occur that you might want. Here are two common cases: # put commas in the right places in an integer 1 while s/(\d)(\d\d\d)(?!\d)/$1,$2/g; # expand tabs to 8-column spacing 1 while s/\t+/' ' x (length($&)*8 - length($`)%8)/e;
And this has been in the perl man page since perl1!
print "\et" x ($tab/8), ' ' x ($tab%8); # tab over


In reply to Re: How to replace Tab with spaces not altering postion by petral
in thread How to replace Tab with spaces not altering postion by juo

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