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mvdir

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NAME

mvdir - Moves (renames) a directory  

SYNOPSIS

mvdir directory1 directory2


 

DESCRIPTION

The mvdir command renames directories within a file system. To use mvdir, you must have write permission to directory1 and directory2 and to the parent directories of directory1 and directory2. The directory1 argument must name an existing directory. If directory2 does not exist, directory1 is moved to directory2. If directory2 exists, directory1 becomes a subdirectory of directory2. directory2 cannot be a subdirectory of directory1.

Directories cannot be moved across file systems.

You can also rename a directory with the mv command.
 

NOTES

This command was made obsolete by the mv command.
 

EXAMPLES

To rename or move a directory to another location, enter: mvdir appendixes manual

If manual does not exist, then this renames the directory appendixes to manual.

If a directory named manual already exists, this moves appendixes and its contents to manual/appendixes. In other words, appendixes becomes a subdirectory of manual.
 

SEE ALSO

Commands:  mkdir(1), mv(1)

Functions:  rename(2)


 

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SYNOPSIS
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EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO

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