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Old 08-30-2013
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Originally Posted by Don Cragun
Many systems provide an fmt utility that is designed for simple stuff like this. It also correctly handles indented paragraphs. Try man fmt to see if your system includes this utility. If it does, the command you want is:
Code:
fmt -w80 your_text_file_name

True. fmt is the first choice here.
Solaris needs fmt -w 80
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