Subject: bin/36401: Bug in fmt(1) with lines that start with a period.
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 05/29/2007 11:55:00
>Synopsis: Bug in fmt(1) with lines that start with a period.
>Arrival-Date: Tue May 29 11:55:00 +0000 2007
>Originator: Andrew Smallshaw
>Release: 2.1.0 (also present in 3.0)
NetBSD sdf 2.1.0_STABLE NetBSD 2.1.0_STABLE (sdf) #0: Fri Mar 30 02:24:32 UTC 2007 root@ol:/var/sys/arch/alpha/compile/sdf alpha
fmt(1) does not touch lines starting with a period ".". This may actually be a doc-bug: I have not checked the source to determine if this is in fact a feature (I can see that it would be useful when processing troff files for instance). If it is the the man page should be mentioning it. If not it should be fixed.
.Some lengthy line that happens to start with a period which means that fmt will not wrap it