wrap(1) General Commands Manual wrap(1)

wrap - filter to word-wrap text

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

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.

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

less(1), fold(1)

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.

Mark Lindner

15 Dec 1998 Version 1.3