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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  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)

       --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 bug-coreutils@gnu.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  (C)  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 command

	      info coreutils 'fmt invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 				   FMT(1)
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