mvdir - Moves (renames) a directory
mvdir directory1 directory2
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
This command was made obsolete by the
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
exists, this moves
becomes a subdirectory
Commands: mkdir(1), mv(1)