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FOLD(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       FOLD(1)

NAME
     fold -- fold long lines for finite	width output device

SYNOPSIS
     fold [-bs]	[-w width] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The fold utility is a filter which	folds the contents of the specified
     files, or the standard input if no	files are specified, breaking the
     lines to have a maximum of	80 columns.

     The options are as	follows:

     -b	     Count width in bytes rather than column positions.

     -s	     Fold line after the last blank character within the first width
	     column positions (or bytes).

     -w	width
	     Specify a line width to use instead of the	default	80 columns.
	     The width value should be a multiple of 8 if tabs are present, or
	     the tabs should be	expanded using expand(1) before	using fold.

ENVIRONMENT
     The LANG, LC_ALL and LC_CTYPE environment variables affect	the execution
     of	fold as	described in environ(7).

SEE ALSO
     expand(1),	fmt(1)

STANDARDS
     The fold utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

HISTORY
     The fold utility first appeared in	1BSD.  It was rewritten	for
     4.3BSD-Reno to improve speed and modernize	style.	The -b and -s options
     were added	to NetBSD 1.0 for IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'')	compliance.

AUTHORS
     Bill Joy wrote the	original version of fold on June 28, 1977.  Kevin
     Ruddy rewrote the command in 1990,	and J. T. Conklin added	the missing
     options in	1993.

BUGS
     If	underlining (see ul(1))	is present it may be messed up by folding.

FreeBSD	11.0			 June 6, 2015			  FreeBSD 11.0

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