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NAME
       fmt - simple optimal text formatter

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

DESCRIPTION
       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 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 fmt bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: 
       General help using GNU software: 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later .
       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 coreutils 'fmt invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 7.4               September 2010                          FMT(1)