FMT

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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

combine only lines having STRING as prefix

−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=NUMBER

maximum line width (default of 75 columns)

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

In −wNUMBER, the letter ‘w’ may be omitted.

AUTHOR

Written by Ross Paterson.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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 command

info fmt

should give you access to the complete manual.