fmt

FMT(1)                      General Commands Manual                     FMT(1)



NAME
       fmt, htmlfmt - simple text formatters

SYNOPSIS
       fmt [ option ...  ] [ file ...  ]

       htmlfmt [ -a ] [ -c charset ] [ -u url ] [ file ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       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).

       -j     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.

       Htmlfmt performs a similar service, but accepts as input text formatted
       with HTML tags.  It accepts fmt's -l and -w flags and also:

       -a     Normally htmlfmt suppresses the contents of form fields and
              anchors (URLs and image files); this flag causes it to print
              them, in square brackets.

       -c charset
              change the default character set from iso-8859-1 to charset.
              This is the character set assumed if there isn't one specified
              by the html itself in a <meta> directive.

       -u url Use url as the base URL for the document when displaying
              anchors; sets -a.

SOURCE
       /src/cmd/fmt.c

       /src/cmd/htmlfmt

BUGS
       Htmlfmt makes no attempt to render the two-dimensional geometry of
       tables; it just treats the table entries as plain, to-be-formatted
       text.



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