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FSF                                                         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. --backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file -b like --backup but does not accept an argument -f, --force never prompt before overwriting -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 mv (fileutils) 4.1 Last change: April 2001 1 FSF MV(1) 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 O 2001 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 (fileutils) 4.1 Last change: April 2001 2