Wrap input lines to fit in specified width, writes each FILE (`-' means standard input), or standard input if none are given, to standard output, breaking long lines.

      fold [options]... [FILE]...

By default, `fold' breaks lines wider than 80 columns. The output is split into as many lines as necessary.

`fold' counts screen columns by default; thus, a Tab can count more than one column, Backspace decreases the column count, and CarriageReturn sets the column to zero.


 Count bytes rather than columns, so that tabs, backspaces, and
 carriage returns are each counted as taking up one column, just
 like other characters.

 Break at word boundaries: the line is broken after the last blank
 before the maximum line length.  If the line contains no such
 blanks, the line is broken at the maximum line length as usual.

 Use a maximum line length of WIDTH columns instead of 80.

"The general attitude seems to be that people should wear square shoes, because squares are easier to design and manufacture than foot shaped shoes. If the shoe industry has gone the way of the computer industry it would now be running a $200-a-day course on how to walk, run and jump in square shoes" ~ Alan Kay

Related linux commands:

csplit - Split a file into context-determined pieces
cut - Divide a file into several parts
expand - Convert tabs to spaces
fmt - Reformat paragraph text
head - Output the first part of file(s)
paste - Merge lines of files
split - Split a file into fixed-size pieces
tail - Output the last part of files

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