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MV(1)				 User Commands				 MV(1)

NAME
       mv - move (rename) files

SYNOPSIS
       mv [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
       mv [OPTION]... SOURCE...	DIRECTORY
       mv [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...

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

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options
       too.

       --backup[=CONTROL]
	      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
       effect.

       --strip-trailing-slashes
	      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

       --help display this help	and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

       The  backup  suffix  is	`~',  unless  set  with	  --suffix   or	  SIM-
       PLE_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
       Written by Mike Parker, David MacKenzie,	and Jim	Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report mv bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page:	<http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software:	<http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2009 Free	Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or	later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

SEE ALSO
       rename(2)

       The  full  documentation	 for mv	is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info	and mv programs	are properly installed at your site, the  com-
       mand

	      info coreutils 'mv invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 7.1		   July	2010				 MV(1)

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