Friday, February 01, 2013

Replace tabs by whitespace across multiple files

A new member of the team did a great job refactoring several JSP files however he had set his editor to use literal tabs and our current code style is to use 4 literal spaces whenever you use tab.

I couldn't help myself proposing to use Unix Power Tools to resolve this issue. So here is the one liner that corrected all JSP files:
find ./jsp/ -name "*.jsp" | xargs perl -p -i -e 's/\t/    /g'

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