fold

filter for folding lines

TLDR

Wrap each line to default width (80 characters)

$ fold [file]
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Wrap each line to width "30"

$ fold -w30 [file]
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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]
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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

REPORTING BUGS

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COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/fold> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) fold invocation'

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

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