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       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.

       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

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report fmt translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

       Written by Ross Paterson.

       Copyright  (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       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-

	      info coreutils 'fmt invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 February 2016				FMT(1)