[TUHS] fmt(1): history, POSIX, -t, -c

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Fri May 29 15:19:29 AEST 2020

On Friday, 29 May 2020 at  7:10:50 +0200, Michael Stiller via TUHS wrote:
>> On 29. May 2020, at 02:18, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at lemis.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday, 28 May 2020 at  9:30:09 -0400, Clem Cole wrote:
>>> fmt was originally written by Kurt Shoens at UCB when he worked in Mail and
>>> delivermail.
>> That agrees with the FreeBSD man page:
>>     The fmt command appeared in 3BSD.
>> ...
> It is also included in 2.9BSD, or was it backported:
> ...
>      The program was designed to be simple and fast - for more
>      complex operations, the standard text processors are likely
>      to be more appropriate.

This paragraph is also in the FreeBSD man page, verbatim.  The whole
man page is at

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