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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 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 <email@example.com>.
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 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
should give you access to the complete manual.
fmt 5.97 March 2012 FMT(1)