Moving and renaming are performed with the same command,
To move a file, use the
Our last argument should be the target path to that directory.
$ mv file1 file2 file3 dir1/
A good habit to form is to make sure that your target path ends with a / if you are using a directory. Having the / at the end tells the shell that the destination is a directory. Check out how the shell notifies you that the directory does not exist when we accidently commit a typo.
$ mv file1 /home/JohnDoe/diretcry/
mv: rename file1 to /home/JohnDoe/diretcry/: No such file or directory.
If we were to omit the /, the shell would assume that we are trying to move our file to /home/JohnDoe and rename our file to diretcry.
We can use
mv command to move a file to your current directory with a new name (in other words, rename it).
$ mv oldFileName newFileName
mv shares common options with
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