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Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

mv - move (rename) files

SYNOPSIS

mv [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST

mv [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY

mv [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...

DESCRIPTION

Rename SOURCE to DEST, or move SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

--backup[=CONTROL]
make a backup of each existing destination file:
-b
like --backup but does not accept an argument:
-f, --force
do not prompt before overwriting:
-i, --interactive
prompt before overwrite:
-n, --no-clobber
do not overwrite an existing file:

If you specify more than one of -i, -f, -n, only the final one takes effect.

--strip-trailing-slashes
remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE argument:
-S, --suffix=SUFFIX
override the usual backup suffix:
-t, --target-directory=DIRECTORY
move all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY:
-T, --no-target-directory
treat DEST as a normal file:
-u, --update
move only when the SOURCE file is newer than the destination file or when the destination file is missing:
-v, --verbose
explain what is being done:
-Z, --context
set SELinux security context of destination file to default type:
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

The backup suffix is '~', unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX. The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or through the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:

none, off
never make backups (even if --backup is given):
numbered, t
make numbered backups:
existing, nil
numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise:
simple, never
always make simple backups:

AUTHOR

Written by Mike Parker, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report mv translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

rename?(2)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mv>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mv invocation'


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