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FMT(1)				 User Commands				FMT(1)

       fmt - simple optimal text formatter

       fmt [-WIDTH] [OPTION]... [FILE]...

       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

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

       -p, --prefix=STRING
	      reformat	only lines beginning with STRING, reattaching the pre‐
	      fix 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)

       -g, --goal=WIDTH
	      goal width (default of 93% of width)

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       Written by Ross Paterson.

       Report fmt bugs to
       GNU coreutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>
       Report fmt translation bugs to <>

       Copyright © 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.	 License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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

	      info coreutils 'fmt invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.21		  March 2014				FMT(1)

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