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fmt(1)									fmt(1)

Name
       fmt - simple text formatter

Syntax
       fmt [name...]

Description
       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
       !}fmt
       will reformat a paragraph, evening the lines.

Restrictions
       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 Also
       mail(1), nroff(1)

									fmt(1)
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