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Replace groups of spaces or blanks by tab characters

on the command line
with the free Swiss File Knife for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge.
- open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell.
- OS X : type mv sfk-mac-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
- Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk    and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
  OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
SFK The Book - New Command Line Horizons.
sfk entab=tabsize dir ext1 [ext2 ...]

replace groups of spaces by tabs within file(s).

options
   -to outmask   do not overwrite original files, but write
                 to output files according to outmask, e.g.
                 -to tmp\$path\$base.$ext or -to tmp\$file
   -yes          if files are selected, really (re)write them.
                 without -yes, entab is only simulated.
   -memlimit=n   process files with up to n mbytes (default=300).
   -nowarn       do not tell about skipped or unreadable files.

see also
   sfk scantab   list files containing TAB characters.
   sfk help opt  how to change the memlimit permanently.
   sfk view      a text file viewer that can show all TAB
                 characters in blue by pressing CTRL+T.

web reference
   http://stahlworks.com/sfk-entab

examples
   sfk entab=3 sources .cpp .hpp
      replace 3 spaces each by a TAB character in all .cpp
      and .hpp files within folder sources.

   sfk entab=3 singleFileName.txt
      the same, but only in a single file.
 


 
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).

read more about all sfk functions here.

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