fmt - simple text formatter
fmt [ name ... ]
Fmt is a simple text formatter which reads the concatenation of input
files (or standard input if none are given) and produces on standard
output a version of its input with lines as close to 72 characters long
as possible. The spacing at the beginning of the input lines is pre-
served in the output, as are blank lines and interword spacing.
Fmt is meant to format mail messages prior to sending, but may also be
useful for other simple tasks. For instance, within visual mode of the
ex editor (e.g. vi) the command
will reformat a paragraph, evening the lines.
The program was designed to be simple and fast - for more complex oper-
ations, the standard text processors are likely to be more appropriate.
3rd Berkeley Distribution 24 February 1979 FMT(1)