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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report fold translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

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

Info

July 2018 GNU coreutils 8.30 User Commands