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fmt(1)                           User Commands                          fmt(1)


       fmt - simple optimal text formatter


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


       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

       -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)

       -g, --goal=WIDTH
              goal width (default of 93% of width)

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit


       Written by Ross Paterson.


       GNU coreutils online help: <>
       Report fmt translation bugs to <>


       Copyright (C) 2016 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.


       Full documentation at: <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fmt invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.26               November 2016                          fmt(1)

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