MV

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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REPORTING BUGS
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SEE ALSO

NAME

mv − move (rename) files

SYNOPSIS

mv [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST
mv
[OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
mv
[OPTION]... --target-directory=DIRECTORY SOURCE...

DESCRIPTION

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

−b, −−backup[=CONTROL]

make backup before removal

−f, −−force

remove existing destinations, never prompt

−i, −−interactive

prompt before overwrite

−−strip−trailing−slashes

remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE argument

−S, −−suffix=SUFFIX

override the usual backup suffix

−−target−directory=DIRECTORY

move all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY

−u, −−update

move only older or brand new non-directories

−v, −−verbose

explain what is being done

−−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

Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for mv is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and mv programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info mv

should give you access to the complete manual.