par - Paragraph reformatter, vaguely like fmt, but more elaborate

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository Psychotic Ninja i386
Package name par
Package version 1.52
Package release 16.el6.psychotic
Package architecture i386
Package type rpm
Installed size 102.00 KB
Download size 48.24 KB
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par is a filter which copies its input to its output, changing all
white characters (except newlines) to spaces, and reformatting each
paragraph.  Paragraphs are separated by protected, blank, and bodiless
lines (see the man page Terminology section for definitions), and
optionally delimited by indentation (see the d option in the Options
section).  Each output paragraph is generated from the corresponding
input paragraph as follows:
1) An optional prefix and/or suffix is removed from each input line.
2) The remainder is divided into words (separated by spaces).
3) The words are joined into lines to make an eye-pleasing paragraph.
4) The prefixes and suffixes are reattached.
If there are suffixes, spaces are inserted before them so that they
all end in the same column.


Package Version Architecture Repository
par-1.52-16.el6.psychotic.x86_64.rpm 1.52 x86_64 Psychotic Ninja
par-1.52-15.el6.psychotic.i386.rpm 1.52 i386 Psychotic Ninja
par-1.52-15.el6.psychotic.x86_64.rpm 1.52 x86_64 Psychotic Ninja
par-1.52-14.el6.psychotic.i386.rpm 1.52 i386 Psychotic Ninja
par-1.52-14.el6.psychotic.x86_64.rpm 1.52 x86_64 Psychotic Ninja
par - - -


Name Value -
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Name Value
par = 1.52-16.el6.psychotic
par(x86-32) = 1.52-16.el6.psychotic


Type URL
Binary Package par-1.52-16.el6.psychotic.i386.rpm
Source Package par-1.52-16.el6.psychotic.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download latest psychotic-release rpm from
  2. Install psychotic-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh psychotic-release*rpm
  3. Install par rpm package:
    # yum --enablerepo=psychotic install par




2015-01-10 - David Levine <> - 1.52-15
- Removed all par_1.52-i18n patches because they still have bugs [Bug 962221].
2014-12-25 - David Levine <> - 1.52-14
- Added protection against null dereference to previous patch.
2014-12-24 - David Levine <> - 1.52-14
- Added patch to fix segfault with multibyte characters [Bug 962221].
2014-08-17 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 1.52-13
- Rebuilt for
2014-06-06 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 1.52-12
- Rebuilt for
2013-07-29 - Ville Skyttä <> - 1.52-11
- Don't create unneeded doc dir in %install.
2013-05-05 - David Levine <> - 1.52-10
- Added patch to fix mixing byte string and wide string I/O [Bug 959794].
2013-02-14 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 1.52-9
- Rebuilt for
2012-07-20 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 1.52-8
- Rebuilt for
2012-07-09 - David Levine <> 1.52-7
- Removed -s from install of executable.  Changed summary to
be less pretentious.

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