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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for fmt (redhat section 1)

FMT(1)					       FSF					   FMT(1)

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
	      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

       --version
	      output version information and exit

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

AUTHOR
       Written by Ross Paterson.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 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 PURPOSE.

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 fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

fmt (coreutils) 4.5.3			  February 2003 				   FMT(1)


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