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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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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
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 bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007 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 command
info fmt

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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