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wrap each input line to fit in specified width


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

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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.
, --bytes

count bytes rather than columns

-s, --spaces

break at spaces

-w, --width=WIDTH

use WIDTH columns instead of 80


display this help and exit


output version information and exit


Copyright © 2012 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.

reporting bugs

Report fold bugs to bug-coreutils[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org
GNU coreutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Report fold translation bugs to <>

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.


Written by David MacKenzie.

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