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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-coreutilsATgnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2008 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 com-
       mand

              info fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 6.9.92.4-f088d-dirtJanuary 2008                           FMT(1)