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FMT(1)                                    User Commands                                    FMT(1)

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: 
       Report fmt translation bugs to 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  ©  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.

SEE ALSO
       Full documentation at: 
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fmt invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.25                        February 2016                                    FMT(1)

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