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fold(1)								       fold(1)

Name
       fold - fold long lines for finite width output device

Syntax
       fold [-b] [-s] [-w width or -width] [file...]

Description
       The  command  is	 a  filter  which folds the contents of each specified
       file, or the standard input if no file is specified, breaking the lines
       to have maximum width width.

Options
       -b   Causes  each  `<backspace>'	 in a line to be interpreted as decre‐
	    menting the line length by one.

       -s   Breaks the line on the last <blank>	 character  found  before  the
	    specified  length. If none are found the line breaks at the speci‐
	    fied length.

       -w width or -width
	    Specify the maximum line width, in bytes. The default value is 80.
	    The	 width	should	be a multiple of 8 if tabs are present, or the
	    tabs should be expanded using before coming to

Restrictions
       The command may interfere with underlining.

Return Values
       The command returns zero (0) on successful completion.

See Also
       expand(1)

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