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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 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)

       --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-coreutilsATgnu.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/>;

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  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 permit-
       ted 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 command

              info coreutils 'fmt invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.4                 March 2017                            FMT(1)