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MV(1) User Commands MV(1)

       mv - move (rename) files

       mv [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
       mv [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...

       Rename SOURCE to DEST, or move SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

       Mandatory  arguments  to long  options are mandatory for short options

     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

       -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

     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

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

       Report bugs to <>.

       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
       <>. There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.

       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-

     info mv

       should give you access to the complete manual.

mv 5.97   May 2011 MV(1)


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