mv



MV(1)                            User Commands                           MV(1)




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.

       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 (equivalent to --reply=yes)

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before overwrite (equivalent to --reply=query)

       --reply={yes,no,query}
              specify how to handle the prompt about an  existing  destination
              file

       --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  when  the  SOURCE file is newer than the destination
              file or when the destination file is missing

       -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   SIM-
       PLE_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-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2004 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  com-
       mand

              info coreutils mv

       should give you access to the complete manual.



mv (coreutils) 5.2.1               July 2005                             MV(1)

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