fmt, htmlfmt – simple text formatters

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

htmlfmt [ –a ] [ –c charset ] [ –u url ] [ 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).
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 urlUse url as the base URL for the document when displaying anchors; sets –a.



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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