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mv



mv

 [

options

] 

sources target

Basic command to move files and directories around on the system or to rename them. mv works as follows:

Source Target Result
File name Rename file as name .
File Existing file verwrite existing file with source file.
Directory name Rename directory as name .
Directory Existing directory Move directory to be a subdirectory of existing directory.
One or more files Existing directory Move files to directory.

Options

--

-

Use this when one of the names begins with a - .

-f

Force the move, even if target file exists; suppress messages about restricted access modes.

-i

Inquire; prompt for a y (yes) response before overwriting an existing target.


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