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NAME
       mv - move (rename) files

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

       --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

       --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 © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software.  You may redistribute copies  of it  under  the
       terms   of    the     GNU      General   Public      License
       <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.

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 mv

       should give you access to the complete manual.

mv 5.97   May 2011 MV(1)

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