NAME [Toc] [Back]
mvdir - move a directory
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
/usr/sbin/mvdir dir newdir
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
mvdir moves one directory tree into another existing directory (within
the same file system), or renames a directory without moving it.
dir must be an existing directory.
If newdir does not exist but the directory that would contain it does,
dir is moved and/or renamed to newdir. Otherwise, newdir must be an
existing directory not already containing an entry with the same name
as the last pathname component of dir. In this case, dir is moved and
becomes a subdirectory of newdir. The last pathname component of dir
is used as the name for the moved directory.
mvdir refuses to move dir if the path specified by newdir would be a
descendent directory of the path specified by dir. Such cases are not
allowed because cyclic sub-trees would be created as in the case, for
example, of mvdir x/y x/y/z/t which is prohibited.
mvdir does not allow directory . to be moved.
Only users who have appropriate privileges can use mvdir.
EXTERNAL INFLUENCES [Toc] [Back]
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
mvdir was developed by OSF and HP.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
cp(1), mkdir(1), mv(1).
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE [Toc] [Back]
mvdir: SVID2, SVID3
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003 [ Back ]