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fold - wrap each input line to fit in specified width


fold [OPTION]... [FILE]...


Wrap input lines in each FILE (standard input by default), writing to standard output.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-b, --bytes
count bytes rather than columns

-c, --characters
count characters rather than columns

-s, --spaces
break at spaces

-w, --width=WIDTH
use WIDTH columns instead of 80

--help display this help and exit

output version information and exit


Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.


Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for fold is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and fold programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info fold

should give you access to the complete manual.

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