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mv



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
              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 © 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for  copying  condi­
       tions.  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.

mv (coreutils) 5.0          March 2003                      MV(1)
  




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