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Old 06-23-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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How to move a folder and replace files


Hi. I want to move a folder using terminal. I know this is done by:
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mv /foo/foofolder /bar/barlocation
My question is: how do I move a folder if there is another folder in that location of the same name, and I want it to replace any same-named files, and add any files not already there?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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mv -f /foo/foofolder/* /bar/foofolder/

but, if there aren't too many files, mv -i would be more sensible unless you're absolutely positive you want to overwrite whatever is already there.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by rickh
mv -f /foo/foofolder/* /bar/foofolder/

but, if there aren't too many files, mv -i would be more sensible unless you're absolutely positive you want to overwrite whatever is already there.
Beautiful. Thanks a million.
 
  


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