fold: Wrap input lines to fit in specified width
fold writes each
- means standard input), or
standard input if none are given, to standard output, breaking long
fold [option]… [file]…
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 may count more
than one column, backspace decreases the column count, and carriage
return sets the column to zero.
The program accepts the following options. Also see Common options.
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.
fold supports an obsolete option syntax
-width. New scripts should use
An exit status of zero indicates success, and a nonzero value indicates failure.