FMT(1) User Commands FMT(1)
NAME fmt - simple optimal text formatter
SYNOPSIS fmt [-WIDTH] [OPTION]... [FILE]...
DESCRIPTION Reformat each paragraph in the FILE(s), writing to standard output. The option -WIDTH is an abbreviated form of --width=DIGITS.
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 fmt bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/> Report fmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2010 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 coreutils ’fmt invocation’
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.4 March 2011 FMT(1)