mv - move (rename) files


   mv [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST


   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

   -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

          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

   -u, --update
          move  only  when  the  SOURCE file is newer than the destination
          file or when the destination file is missing

   -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

   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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   Copyright    2016  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
   GPL version 3 or later <>.
   This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
   There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



   Full documentation at: <>
   or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mv invocation'


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