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FMT(1)				 User Commands				FMT(1)

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 reformat only lines beginning with STRING, reattaching the pre- fix to reformatted lines -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 (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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 fmt should give you access to the complete manual. fmt 5.97 March 2012 FMT(1)

1994 Man-cgi 1.15, Panagiotis Christias <christia@theseas.ntua.gr>