/usr/xpg4/bin/mv [-fi] source target_file
/usr/xpg4/bin/mv [-fi] source... target_dir
In the first synopsis form, the mv utility moves the file named by the source operand to the destination specified by the target_file. source and target_file may not have the same name. If target_file does not exist, mv creates a file named target_file. If target_file exists, its contents are overwritten. This first synopsis form is assumed when the final operand does not name an existing directory.
In the second synopsis form, mv moves each file named by a source operand to a destination file in the existing directory named by the target_dir operand. The destination path for each source is the concatenation of the target directory, a single slash character (/), and the last path name component of the source. This second form is assumed when the final operand names an existing directory.
If mv determines that the mode of target_file forbids writing, it will print the mode (see chmod.2 ask for a response, and read the standard input for one line. If the line begins with y, the mv occurs, if permissible; otherwise, the command exits. Note that the mode displayed may not fully represent the access permission if target is associated with an ACL. When the parent directory of source is writable and has the sticky bit set, one or more of the following conditions must be true:
If source is a directory, target_dir must be a directory in the same physical file system. target_dir and source do not have to share the same parent directory.
If source is a file and target_file is a link to another file with links, the other links remain and target_file becomes a new file.
See environ.5 for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of mv: LC_COLLATE, LC_TYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.
A `--' permits the user to mark explicitly the end of any command line options, allowing mv to recognize filename arguments that begin with a `-'. As an aid to BSD migration, mv will accept `-' as a synonym for `--'. This migration aid may disappear in a future release. If a `--' and a `-' both appear on the same command line, the second will be interpreted as a filename.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97