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mv

Move or rename files and directories. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/mv.

  • Move a file to an arbitrary location:

mv {{source}} {{target}}

  • Move files into another directory, keeping the filenames:

mv {{source1}} {{source2}} {{source3}} {{target_directory}}

  • Do not prompt for confirmation before overwriting existing files:

mv -f {{source}} {{target}}

  • Prompt for confirmation before overwriting existing files, regardless of file permissions:

mv -i {{source}} {{target}}

  • Do not overwrite existing files at the target:

mv -n {{source}} {{target}}

  • Move files in verbose mode, showing files after they are moved:

mv -v {{source}} {{target}}