fold (1)

Quick Reference

Wraps each line in an input file to fit a specified width and prints it to the standard output.

  • Wrap each line to default width (80 characters):

fold {{file}}

  • Wrap each line to width "30":

fold -w30 {{file}}

  • Wrap each line to width "5" and break the line at spaces (puts each space separated word in a new line, words with length > 5 are wrapped):

fold -w5 -s {{file}}

NAME

fold - wrap each input line to fit in specified width

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
-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'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018