fmt(1)fmt(1)Namefmt - simple text formatter
The command is a simple text formatter which reads the concatenation of
input files (or standard input if none are given) and produces on stan‐
dard output a version of its input with lines as close to 72 characters
long as possible. The spacing at the beginning of the input lines is
preserved in the output, as are blank lines and interword spacing.
The command is meant to format mail messages prior to sending, but may
also be useful for other simple tasks. For instance, within visual
mode of the editor (for example, the command
will reformat a paragraph, evening the lines.
The program was designed to be simple and fast - for more complex oper‐
ations, the standard text processors are likely to be more appropriate.
See Alsomail(1), nroff(1)fmt(1)