fmt (1)

Quick Reference

numfmt

Convert numbers to and from human-readable strings.

  • Convert 1.5K (SI Units) to 1500:

numfmt --from={{si}} {{1.5K}}

  • Convert 5th field (1-indexed) to IEC Units without converting header:

ls -l | numfmt --header={{1}} --field={{5}} --to={{iec}}

  • Convert to IEC units, pad with 5 characters, left aligned:

du -s * | numfmt --to={{iec}} --format={{"%-5f"}}

NAME

fmt - simple optimal text formatter

SYNOPSIS

fmt [ -WIDTH] [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

Reformat each paragraph in the FILE(s), writing to standard output. The option -WIDTH is an abbreviated form of --width=DIGITS.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
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)
-g, --goal=WIDTH
goal width (default of 93% of width)
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Ross Paterson.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report fmt translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/fmt>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fmt invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018