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Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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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 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):
-g, --goal=WIDTH
goal width (default of 93% of width):
--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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report fmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 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

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/fmt>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fmt invocation'


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