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fmt - Unix, Linux Command


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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.

TagDescription
-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 © 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

fmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and fmt programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info fmt
should give you access to the complete manual.

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