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Format Identifier

A format identifier must be provided when using a formatted (or internal) file but not otherwise. It may have any of the following forms:
FMT=label The label of a FORMAT statement in the same program unit.
FMT=format The format may be a character expression or character array containing a complete format specification (section 10.6).
FMT=* For list-directed formatting (section 10.10).
Note that the keyword FMT= is also optional if the format identifier is the second item in the control list and the first item is a unit identifier specified without its keyword.

Helen Rowlands