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tabs -- set terminal tabs
tabs [-n|-a|-a2|-c|-c2|-c3|-f|-p|-s|-u] [+m[n]] [-T type]
tabs [-T type] [+[n]] n1[,n2,...]
The tabs utility displays a series of characters that first clears the
hardware terminal tab settings and then initializes the tab stops at the
specified positions and optionally adjusts the margin.
The phrase "tab-stop position N" means that, from the start of a line of
output, tabbing to position N shall cause the next character output to be
in the (N+1)th column on that line.
The following options are supported:
-n Specifies repetitive tab stops separated by a uniform number
of columns, n, where n is a single digit decimal number. The
default usage of tabs with no arguments is equivalent to tabs
-8. When -0 is used, the tab stops are cleared and no new
-a Assembler, applicable to some mainframes. Equivalent to tabs
-a2 Assembler, applicable to some mainframes. Equivalent to tabs
-c COBOL, normal format. Equivalent to tabs 1,8,12,16,20,55
-c2 COBOL, compact format (columns 1 to 6 omitted). Equivalent
to tabs 1,6,10,14,49
-c3 COBOL, compact format (columns 1 to 6 omitted), with more
tabs than -c2. Equivalent to tabs
-f FORTRAN. Equivalent to tabs 1,7,11,15,19,23
-p PL/1. Equivalent to tabs
-s SNOBOL. Equivalent to tabs 1,10,55
-T type Indicates the type of terminal.
-u Assembler, applicable to some mainframes. Equivalent to tabs
The COLUMNS and TERM environment variables affect the execution of tabs
as described in environ(7).
The -T option overrides TERM. If neither TERM nor the -T option are
present, tabs will fail.
The tabs utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
expand(1), stty(1), tput(1), unexpand(1), terminfo(5)
The tabs utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1 (``POSIX.1'').
A tabs utility first appeared in PWB UNIX. This implementation was
introduced in NetBSD 6.0.
Roy Marples <roy@NetBSD.org>
NetBSD 9.99 April 5, 2012 NetBSD 9.99