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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       mv - move (rename) files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       mv [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST
       mv [OPTION]... --target-directory=DIRECTORY SOURCE...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

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

	      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

	      remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE argument

       -S, --suffix=SUFFIX
	      override the usual backup suffix

	      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

	      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
	      make numbered backups

       existing, nil
	      numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise

       simple, never
	      always make simple backups

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

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

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       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		  March 2002				 MV(1)
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