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Manual Reference Pages  -  WRAP (1)

NAME

wrap - filter to word-wrap text

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
See Also
Notes
Author

SYNOPSIS

wrap [-w width] [--version --help]

DESCRIPTION

This program reads text from standard input, word-wraps it, and writes the result to standard output. The text is formatted to fit a specified number of columns. Extraneous whitespace is removed and lines are only broken on word boundaries.

OPTIONS

--help
  Display a command synopsis and exit.
--version
  Display the program’s version information and exit.
-w width
  Specify the maximum number of columns width that the text may span. The minimum value of width is 10.

SEE ALSO

less(1), fold(1)

NOTES

If wrap encounters a word that is longer than the specified column width, the word is broken across two or more lines to fit within that number of columns.

AUTHOR

Mark Lindner

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Version 1.3 WRAP (1) 15 Dec 1998

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