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mv(1)									 mv(1)

Name
       mv - move or rename files

Syntax
       mv [-i] [-f] [-] file1 file2

       mv [-i] [-f] [-] file... directory

Description
       The command moves (changes the name of) file1 to file2.

       If file2 already exists, it is removed before file1 is moved.  When you
       are using from a terminal, and you do  not  have	 write	permission  on
       file2,  the  command  prompts  for  confirmation before overwriting the
       file.  For further information, see

       In the second form, one or more files (plain files or directories)  are
       moved to the directory with their original file-names.

       The command refuses to move a file onto itself.

Options
       -    Interprets	all  following	arguments  as file names to allow file
	    names starting with a minus.

       -f   Force. This option overrides  any  mode  restrictions  or  the  -i
	    switch.

       -i   Interactive	 mode.	Whenever  a  move  is to supercede an existing
	    file, the user is prompted by the name of the file followed	 by  a
	    question  mark.  If	 he answers with a line starting with 'y', the
	    move continues. Any other reply prevents the move from occurring.

Restrictions
       If file1 and file2 lie on different file systems, must  copy  the  file
       and  delete  the original.  In this case the owner name becomes that of
       the copying process and any linking relationship with  other  files  is
       lost.

See Also
       cp(1), ln(1)

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