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/.

With no FILE, or when FILE is −, read 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/

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)

−g, −−goal=WIDTH/

goal width (default of 93% of width)

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Ross Paterson.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report fmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/fmt>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fmt invocation'

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 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.