Since we just got done converting documents, it only makes sense to jump into formatting them too.
The home page for par gives some credit to
fmt and I suppose if you read about its history, it makes sense.
And as you can see above, or on the home page, it produces a similar effect. The downside is … it is considerably far more complex than
The man page and help flags might give you some guidance, but what little I could get done up there was shamelessly stolen from the examples.
For what I can tell, learning to use par effectively is going to take two things: a lot of time and enough of a demand to keep your focus on it.
Unfortunately, I’m just flitting past par and don’t have enough of a workload to make regular use of it. I have a feeling though, that if
fmt is interesting but not powerful enough for what you need, par is the answer.