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NAME

fmt - simple optimal text formatter

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

fmt [-WIDTH] [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

Reformat each paragraph in the FILE(s), writing to standard output. The option -WIDTH is an abbreviated form of --width=DIGITS.

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 prefix 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 fmt bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report fmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. 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 command
info coreutils fmt invocation
should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb FMT (1) September 2011
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