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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

              explain how a file is copied.  Implies -v

              exchange source and destination

       -f, --force
              do not prompt before overwriting

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before overwrite

       -n, --no-clobber
              do not overwrite an existing file

       If you specify more than one of -i, -f, -n, only the final one takes

              do not copy if renaming fails

              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

              control which existing files are updated;

       -u     equivalent to --update[=older].  See below

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       -Z, --context
              set SELinux security context of destination file to default type

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       UPDATE controls which existing files in the destination are replaced.
       'all' is the default operation when an --update option is not
       specified, and results in all existing files in the destination being
       replaced.  'none' is like the --no-clobber option, in that no files in
       the destination are replaced, and skipped files do not induce a
       failure.  'none-fail' also ensures no files are replaced in the
       destination, but any skipped files are diagnosed and induce a failure.
       'older' is the default operation when --update is specified, and
       results in files being replaced if they're older than the corresponding
       source file.

       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


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


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



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       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mv invocation'

GNU coreutils 9.5                 March 2024                             mv(1)

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