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fmt - simple optimal text formatter
fmt [-DIGITS] [OPTION]... [FILE]...
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
preserve indentation of first two lines
combine only lines having STRING as prefix
split long lines, but do not refill
indentation of first line different from second
one space between words, two after sentences
maximum line width (default of 75 columns)
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
Written by Ross Paterson.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright © 2004 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
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-
info coreutils fmt
should give you access to the complete manual.
fmt (coreutils) 5.2.1 July 2005 FMT(1)
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