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MV(1)                                 FSF                                MV(1)



NAME
       mv - move(3x,7,3x curs_move) (rename(1,2,n)) files

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

DESCRIPTION
       Rename SOURCE to DEST, or move(3x,7,3x curs_move) SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

       --backup[=CONTROL]
              make a backup of each existing destination file(1,n)

       -b     like --backup but does not accept(2,8) an argument

       -f, --force
              never prompt before overwriting

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before overwrite

       --strip-trailing-slashes
              remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE argument

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

       --target-directory=DIRECTORY
              move(3x,7,3x curs_move) all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY

       -u, --update
              move(3x,7,3x curs_move) only older or brand new non-directories

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       --version
              output version(1,3,5) information and exit(3,n,1 builtins)

       The   backup   suffix   is  `~',  unless  set(7,n,1 builtins)  with  --suffix  or  SIM-
       PLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX.  The version(1,3,5) 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(3,n) --backup is given)

       numbered, t
              make numbered backups

       existing, nil
              numbered if(3,n) numbered backups exist, simple otherwise

       simple, never
              always make simple backups

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

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  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
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for mv is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.   If
       the  info(1,5,n) and mv programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

              info(1,5,n) mv

       should give you access(2,5) to the complete manual.



mv (fileutils) 4.1                April 2001                             MV(1)

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