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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for mv (redhat section 1)

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 des-
	      tination 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 pro-
       grams 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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