mv for filesystem

Move files or directories.

Signature

> mv {flags} (source) (destination)

Flags

  • --verbose, -v: make mv to be verbose, showing files been moved.
  • --force, -f: overwrite the destination.
  • --interactive, -i: ask user to confirm action
  • --update, -u: move only when the SOURCE file is newer than the destination file(with -f) or when the destination file is missing

Parameters

  • source: The location to move files/directories from.
  • destination: The location to move files/directories to.

Input/output types:

inputoutput
nothingnothing

Examples

Rename a file

> mv before.txt after.txt

Move a file into a directory

> mv test.txt my/subdirectory

Move many files into a directory

> mv *.txt my/subdirectory