FMTSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2012
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NAMEfmt - simple optimal text formatter
SYNOPSISfmt [-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 too.
- -c, --crown-margin
- preserve indentation of first two lines
- -p, --prefix=STRING
- reformat only lines beginning with STRING, reattaching the prefix 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)
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
AUTHORWritten by Ross Paterson.
REPORTING BUGSReport fmt bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report fmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2010 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 ALSOThe 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 coreutils aqfmt invocationaq
should give you access to the complete manual.
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