A Quick Introduction to Unix/Moving Files
Moving files[edit | edit source]
mv (move)[edit | edit source]
Suppose that you want to rename a file. In Unix, we talk about moving the file and the command that does it is mv. For example
mv file1 file2
moves (or renames) file1 to file2.
This differs from copying the file: you end up with only one file rather than two.
You can move files across directories by specifying the pathname just as you can for the cp or copy command.