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wrap each input line to fit in specified width

Examples (TL;DR)

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

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See Also

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

Info

October 2021 GNU coreutils 9.0