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.


   GNU coreutils online help: <>
   Report mv translation bugs to <>


   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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