mv


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

       existing, nil
              numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise

       simple, never
              always make simple backups

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report mv translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>


AUTHOR

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


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2013 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)

       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 invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.22 November 2016 MV(1)



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