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GIT-MV(1)			  Git Manual			     GIT-MV(1)

NAME
       git-mv -	Move or	rename a file, a directory, or a symlink

SYNOPSIS
       git mv <options>... <args>...

DESCRIPTION
       Move or rename a	file, directory	or symlink.

	   git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> <destination>
	   git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> ... <destination	directory>

       In the first form, it renames <source>, which must exist	and be either
       a file, symlink or directory, to	<destination>. In the second form, the
       last argument has to be an existing directory; the given	sources	will
       be moved	into this directory.

       The index is updated after successful completion, but the change	must
       still be	committed.

OPTIONS
       -f, --force
	   Force renaming or moving of a file even if the target exists

       -k
	   Skip	move or	rename actions which would lead	to an error condition.
	   An error happens when a source is neither existing nor controlled
	   by Git, or when it would overwrite an existing file unless -f is
	   given.

       -n, --dry-run
	   Do nothing; only show what would happen

       -v, --verbose
	   Report the names of files as	they are moved.

SUBMODULES
       Moving a	submodule using	a gitfile (which means they were cloned	with a
       Git version 1.7.8 or newer) will	update the gitfile and core.worktree
       setting to make the submodule work in the new location. It also will
       attempt to update the submodule.<name>.path setting in the
       gitmodules(5) file and stage that file (unless -n is used).

BUGS
       Each time a superproject	update moves a populated submodule (e.g. when
       switching between commits before	and after the move) a stale submodule
       checkout	will remain in the old location	and an empty directory will
       appear in the new location. To populate the submodule again in the new
       location	the user will have to run "git submodule update" afterwards.
       Removing	the old	directory is only safe when it uses a gitfile, as
       otherwise the history of	the submodule will be deleted too. Both	steps
       will be obsolete	when recursive submodule update	has been implemented.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.13.2			  06/24/2017			     GIT-MV(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | SUBMODULES | BUGS | GIT

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