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NAME
       fmt - simple optimal text formatter

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

DESCRIPTION
       Reformat each paragraph in(1,8) the FILE(s), writing to standard output.  If
       no FILE or if(3,n) FILE is `-', read(2,n,1 builtins) 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(1,n) 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(3,n,1 builtins)

       --version
              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read(2,n,1 builtins) standard input.

AUTHOR
       Written by Ross Paterson.

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

COPYRIGHT
       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
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for fmt is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info(1,5,n) and fmt programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

              info(1,5,n) coreutils fmt

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.



fmt (coreutils) 5.2.1             March 2004                            FMT(1)

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