command is a simple text formatter that fills and joins lines to produce
output lines of (up to) the number of characters specified in the
option. The default
If none are given,
formats text from the standard input.
Blank lines are preserved in the output, as is the
spacing between words.
does not fill lines beginning with a period
for compatibility with
Nor does it fill lines starting with
Indentation is preserved in the output and input lines with differing
indentation are not joined (unless
can also be used as an in-line text filter for
reformats the text between the cursor location and the end of
recognizes the following options:
Crown margin mode.
Preserve the indentation of the first two lines within a
paragraph and align the left
margin of each subsequent line with that of the second line.
This is useful for tagged paragraphs.
Split lines only.
Do not join short lines to form longer ones.
This prevents sample lines of code, and other such ``formatted'' text,
from being unduly combined.
Fill output lines to up to
option is acceptable for BSD
compatibility, but it may go away in future releases.