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MV(1)                                 FSF                                MV(1)

NAME
       mv - move (rename) files

SYNOPSIS
       mv [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST
       mv [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
       mv [OPTION]... --target-directory=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 equivalent to --reply=yes

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before overwrite equivalent to --reply=query

       --reply={yes,no,query}
              specify how to handle the prompt about an existing destination
              file

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

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

       --target-directory=DIRECTORY
              move all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY

       -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
       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

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

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 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 and mv programs are properly installed at your site, the
       command

              info mv

       should give you access to the complete manual.

mv (coreutils) 4.5.3             February 2003                           MV(1)

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