MV(1)                          FSF                          MV(1)

NAME
       mv - move (rename) files

SYNOPSIS
       mv [OPTION]... SOURCE DEST
       mv [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY

DESCRIPTION
       Rename SOURCE to DEST, or move SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

       -b, --backup
              make backup before removal

       -f, --force
              remove existing destinations, never prompt

       -i, --interactive
              prompt before overwrite

       -S, --suffix=SUFFIX
              override the usual backup suffix

       -u, --update
              move only older or brand new non-directories

       -v, --verbose
              explain what is being done

       -V, --version-control=WORD
              override the usual version control

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       The backup suffix is ~, unless set with SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUF-
       FIX.  The version control may be set with VERSION_CONTROL,
       values are:

       t, numbered
              make numbered backups

       nil, existing
              numbered  if  numbered backups exist, simple other-
              wise

       never, simple
              always make simple backups

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-fileutils@gnu.org>.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for mv is maintained as  a  Texinfo
       manual.    If  the  info  and  mv  programs  are  properly
       installed at your site, the command

              info mv

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU fileutils 4.0         November 1998                         1