fold man page

fold — wrap each input line to fit in specified width

TL;DR

fold {{file}}

fold -w30 {{file}}

fold -w5 -s {{file}}

Synopsis

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

Description

Wrap input lines in each FILE, writing to standard output.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

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
--version
output version information and exit

Author

Written by David MacKenzie.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report fold translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/f…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fold invocation'

Info

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands