fmt



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NAME

       fmt - simple optimal text formatter


SYNOPSIS

       fmt [-DIGITS] [OPTION]... [FILE]...


DESCRIPTION

       Reformat each paragraph in the FILE(s), writing to standard output.  If
       no FILE or if FILE is ‘-’, read standard input.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are  mandatory  for  short  options
       too.

       -c, --crown-margin
              preserve indentation of first two lines

       -p, --prefix=STRING
              combine only lines having STRING as prefix

       -s, --split-only
              split long lines, but do not refill

       -t, --tagged-paragraph
              indentation of first line different from second

       -u, --uniform-spacing
              one space between words, two after sentences

       -w, --width=WIDTH
              maximum line width (default of 75 columns)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.


AUTHOR

       Written by Ross Paterson.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       The  full  documentation for fmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and fmt programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

              info coreutils fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.



fmt (coreutils) 5.2.1              July 2005                            FMT(1)

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