Originally Posted by mrrangerman
Open a terminal and type man mv and you will get the manual page for the mv command. You can also check out all the other commands this way.
This is what I found in the man page for the 'mv' command. I don't see a switch for multiple files into multiple directories. Maybe I don't know how to read the man page? Please help.
Rename SOURCE to DEST, or move SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
make a backup of each existing destination file
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
do not prompt before overwriting
prompt before overwrite
--strip-trailing-slashes remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE
override the usual backup suffix
move all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY
treat DEST as a normal file
move only when the SOURCE file is newer than the destination
file or when the destination file is missing
explain what is being done
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The backup suffix is `~', unless set with --suffix or SIM-
PLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX. The version control method may be selected via the
--backup option or through the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable.
Here are the values:
never make backups (even if --backup is given)
make numbered backups
numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
always make simple backups