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FMT(1)				      FSF				FMT(1)

NAME
       fmt - simple optimal text formatter

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

DESCRIPTION
       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
       too.

       -c, --crown-margin
	      preserve indentation of first two	lines

       -p, --prefix=STRING
	      combine only lines having	STRING as prefix

       -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=NUMBER
	      maximum line width (default of 75	columns)

       --help display this help	and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       In -wNUMBER, the	letter `w' may be omitted.

AUTHOR
       Written by Ross Paterson.

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 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	and fmt	programs are properly installed	at your	site, the com-
       mand

	      info fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

fmt (coreutils)	4.5.3		 February 2003				FMT(1)

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