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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       fmt - simple optimal text formatter

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       fmt [-DIGITS] [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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

       -c, --crown-margin
	      preserve indentation of first two lines

       -p, --prefix=STRING
	      combine only lines having STRING as prefix

       -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=NUMBER
	      maximum line width (default of 75 columns)

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       In -wNUMBER, the letter `w' may be omitted.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by Ross Paterson.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  full  documentation for fmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and fmt programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU textutils 2.0		   July 2001				FMT(1)
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