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Tue Jun 4 12:17:20 MDT 2013

for i in $(ls whateverpatternmatchesyourfiles); do
  expand $i > $
  mv $i $
  mv $ $i

Then examine the files to see if they meet your criteria and rm the *.save
files if you wish.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Tromey [mailto:tromey at]
> Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 10:42 AM
> To: lug at
> Subject: Re: [lug] xemacs and indent-tabs-mode
> >>>>> "Ed" == Ed Young <ejy at> writes:
> Ed> Is there a dired command that will allow me to run something like
> Ed> M-x untabify on all the tagged files in a dired buffer?
> For tasks like that I use a keyboard macro.
> I set it up to find the next file in dired, open it, run the commands
> I want, save the file, and then bury the buffer.
> Then I use `C-u C-u C-u C-x e' to run the macro a bunch of times.
> Maybe there is some other way to do it.  I don't really use dired
> frequently.
> Tom
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