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astyle: Apply a custom indent using tabs. Choose between 2 and 20 tabs.
$ astyle --indent=tab=${number_of_tabs} ${filename}
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The command "astyle --indent=tab=${number_of_tabs} ${filename}" is used to format the code in a given file using the "astyle" utility with specific indentation settings.

Here is a breakdown of each part of the command:

  • "astyle": It is the name of the utility or command-line tool being used. It is commonly used for code formatting and indentation.

  • "--indent=tab=${number_of_tabs}": This option indicates how the code should be indented. It uses tabs as the indentation character and is customizable based on the value of "number_of_tabs". For example, if "number_of_tabs" is set to 4, it means each level of indentation will be represented by four tabs.

  • "${number_of_tabs}": This is a placeholder that should be replaced with the actual number of tabs you want to use for indentation. For instance, if you want to use 2 tabs for each indentation level, you should replace "${number_of_tabs}" with "2".

  • "${filename}": This is another placeholder that should be replaced with the actual filename or path of the file you want to format using astyle.

To summarize, the command reformats a specified code file with a specific number of tab characters used for indentation using the "astyle" utility.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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