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FOLD(1)                     General Commands Manual                    FOLD(1)



NAME
       fold - fold long lines for display on an output device of a given width

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

DESCRIPTION
       Fold  the  contents of the specified files, or the standard input if no
       files are specified, breaking the lines to have  maximum  width  width.
       The  default  for width is 80.  Width should be a multiple of 8 if tabs
       are present, or the tabs should  be  expanded  using  expand(1)  before
       using fold.

SEE ALSO
       expand(1)

BUGS
       Folding may not work correctly if underlining is present.



                               9 September 1987                        FOLD(1)