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fmt - simple text formatter


fmt [ -l n ] [ -i n ] [ -j ] [ file ... ]


Fmt copies the given files (standard input by default) to its standard output, filling and indenting lines. The options are

-l n
Output line length is n, including indent (default 70).
-w n
A synonym for -l.
-i n
Indent n spaces (default 0).
Do not join short lines: only fold long lines.

Empty lines and initial white space in input lines are preserved. Empty lines are inserted between input files.

Fmt is idempotent: it leaves already formatted text unchanged.



FMT(1 ) Rev:  Thu Feb 15 14:42:47 GMT 2007