AWK experts - how would I code around this in awk...

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Mon Feb 22 00:21:17 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Doug Robinson <dkrr at> wrote:

> fold FOLD that is the command I have been trying to
> remember. Sysadmin time was 30 years ago. I like this solution best!
> tr -d "\n\r" <oldfile | fold -w 20 >newfile
> My guess is that it will prove fastest esp. with a multi core cpu;
> common these days.

fold... I'd forgotten about it entirely! I was looking at butchering
"column" output... completely missed fold.

I'll see if there's a version on AIX 5.3L...

I've gone from writing C, to awk, to perl and now we might be down to
1 line and 2 commands... Kudos to you all! :)


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