TABX.EXE is a filter program that reads from stdin and converts tabs
to white spaces set at a specified value. I wrote this program after
running across so many sources using tab stops at different places.
I personally don't like tabs in my sources, because the default for
the PC is tabstops set at 8 and the default for my printer is
tabstops set at 10, which causes programs to line up funny. This
program can be used to change the tabstops to any value greater than
zero. I your printer has tabstops set at 10 and you wish to print a
file you have tabs in that was written on the PC, you can convert the
tabs to white spaces with TABX before printing, this will give you
the same tab effect that is on the PC.
The format for TABX is
where n is the number you wish to use for tabstops.
Because it reads from stdin you should pipe your file to it as given
in the following example:
TYPE TEST1.C | TABX 4 > PRN:
TYPE TEST.PRN | TABX 8 > TEST.TAB
and so on...
TABX.EXE was written in "C" and is a bound executable. This means it
will run under OS/2 and DOS.
Feel free to distribute this program and make as many copies as
your heart desires, but you must not alter the program in any way
and you must distribute this documentaion file unaltered.
If you find this utility useful, all I ask is that you send me
$5.00 for my effort.
Send checks, money orders, loose diamonds, and of course cash to:
901-A Ohio Pike
If you find any bugs or have any questions, you can reach me through
USENET at [email protected] or through a local BBS I frequent, called
C.C.C. (513)752-8248, (513)752-1544, (513)752-1542, (513)752-1055,
(513)752-8239, (513)752-0121, (513)752-0730