Linux and Unix mv command
Renames a file or moves it from one directory to another directory.
mv [-f] [-i] oldname newname
|-f||mv will move the file(s) without prompting even if it is writing over an existing target. Note that this is the default if the standard input is not a terminal.|
|-i||Prompts before overwriting another file.|
|oldname||The oldname of the file renaming.|
|newname||The newname of the file renaming.|
|filename||The name of the file you want to move directory - The directory of were you want the file to go.|
mv myfile.txt newdirectory/
Moves the file myfile.txt to the directory newdirectory.
mv myfile.txt ../
Moves the file myfile.txt back one directory (if available).
mv computer\ hope.txt computer_hope.txt
Moves (renames) the file "computer hope.txt" to computer_hope.txt. When working with a file or directory with a space you must escape that space with a backslash or surround the filename or directory with quotes.