[CentOS] tabs ignored in here document

Fri May 5 20:52:29 UTC 2017
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

On 05/05/2017 04:46 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 5/5/2017 1:41 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> I just did a test where I created a file, xit, with the here document 
>> in it and ran it with ./xit
>> This way, the tabs remained.  So the 'problem' is when I am pasting 
>> the same lines (with tabs) into the terminal window. There bash is 
>> interpreting the tabs and not feeding them into the here doc processing.
> yes, bash interprets stdin differently than not stdin.

So can I control this?  I want the howto to be a cut-n-paste operation.  
And I want to support real tabs not a bunch of spaces as I had previously...