Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Man Pages

Man Page or Keyword Search:
Man Architecture
Apropos Keyword Search (all sections) Output format
home | help
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
       command

              info fmt

       should give you access to the complete manual.

fmt (coreutils) 4.5.3            February 2003                          FMT(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | AUTHOR | REPORTING BUGS | COPYRIGHT | SEE ALSO

Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:
<https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=fmt&sektion=1&manpath=Red+Hat+Linux%2fi386+9>

home | help