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FMT(1)				 User Commands				FMT(1)

NAME
       fmt - simple optimal text formatter

SYNOPSIS
       fmt [-DIGITS] [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       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
	      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)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

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

AUTHOR
       Written by Ross Paterson.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.	 License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       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‐
       mand

	      info fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 6.9.92.4-f088d-dirtJanuary 2008				FMT(1)
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