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NAME fold - wrap each input line to fit in specified width


DESCRIPTION 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

--version output version information and exit

AUTHOR Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS Report fold bugs to GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <> Report fold translation bugs to <>

COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. 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 coreutils ’fold invocation’

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.4 March 2011 FOLD(1)