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FMT(1)									FSF								    FMT(1)

fmt - simple optimal text formatter
fmt [-DIGITS] [OPTION]... [FILE]...
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.
Written by Ross Paterson.
Report bugs to <>.
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 PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
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)