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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 des-
	      tination 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

       --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

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report mv  translation
       bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

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

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C)  2013  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 pro-
       grams are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info coreutils 'mv invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22			    June 2014					    MV(1)
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