Category : Word Processors
Archive   : ELVIB184.ZIP
Filename : FMT.MAN

Output of file : FMT.MAN contained in archive : ELVIB184.ZIP
fmt - adjust line-length for paragraphs of text
\fBfmt\fP [\-\fIwidth\fP] [\fIfiles\fP]...
\fIfmt\fR is a simple text formatter.
It inserts or deletes newlines, as necessary, to make all lines in a
paragraph be approximately the same width.
It preserves indentation and word spacing.
The default line width is 72 characters.
You can override this with the \-\fIwidth\fR flag.
If you don't name any files on the command line,
then \fIfmt\fR will read from stdin.
It is typically used from within \fIvi\fR to adjust the line breaks
in a single paragraph.
To do this, move the cursor to the top of the paragraph,
type "!}fmt", and
hit .
Steve Kirkendall
[email protected]

  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : ELVIB184.ZIP
Filename : FMT.MAN

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