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diaa baraka
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how many spaces does "\t" make?

Richard Tookey
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diaa baraka wrote:how many spaces does "\t" make?



Assuming that the output device uses it as a tab then at least 1 and up to the 'tab size' setting for the device. Typically this is between 1 and 8 but for most output devices that accept tabs it can be configured. The 'tab' adds spaces to take the output to the next tab boundary (multiple of the tab size).
 
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