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mv command-move or rename files



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The mv command is an abbreviation of the word "move", and its function is roughly the same as the English meaning. You can move files or rename them.

This is a very frequently used file management command, we need to pay special attention to the difference between it and copy: the results of mv and cp are different. The mv command seems to "move" the file, the file name has changed, but the number has not increased. The cp command is to copy files, and the number of files is increased.

Syntax: mv [parameter]

Command parameters
-iIf a file with the same name exists, ask the user whether to overwrite
-fNo prompt will be given when overwriting existing files
-bWhen the file exists, create a backup for it before overwriting
-uWhen the source file is newer than the target file, or the target file does not exist, move this operation

Rename the file file_1 to file_2:

[root@linuxstar ~]# mv file_1 file_2

Move the file file to the directory dir:

[root@linuxstar ~]# mv file /dir

Move the directory dir1 to the directory dir2 (provided that the directory dir2 already exists, if it does not exist, rename it):

[root@linuxstar ~]# mv /dir1 /dir2

Move the files in the directory dir1 to the current directory:

[root@linuxstar ~]# mv /dir1/*.