Autres langues

Langue: en

Version: October 2010 (fedora - 01/12/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


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 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)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

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


Written by Ross Paterson.


Report fmt bugs to
GNU coreutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Report fmt translation bugs to <> Copyright © 2010 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.


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 coreutils aqfmt invocationaq

should give you access to the complete manual.