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Old 09-17-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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rename file/folder command


Can anyone please tell me the command to rename the file/folder. I do a lot of serach and can not find it. seem to me that most of books which I have read only talk about copy(cp) delete(rm) create directory(mkdir)....

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ps. I try rn filename but no go...
 
Old 09-18-2003, 12:01 AM   #2
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mv oldname newname
 
Old 09-18-2003, 06:36 AM   #3
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The answer is 100% correct but I will add a little to it as it totally confused me when I first used Linux.

"I do not want to move the file, I just want to rename it" was myMSDOS thought process. Well the mv command does both at the same time.

The following variations may help.

mv /oldlocation/oldname /oldlocation/newname
mv /oldlocation/oldname /newlocation/newname
mv /oldlocation/oldname /newlocation/oldname

Sorry if this is stating the obvious

ZB
 
Old 09-18-2003, 02:02 PM   #4
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Yeah, he's got a point. Moving the file from it's old name to it's new name is really what you're doing, but it doesn't "seem" like what you want to do.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks all.
 
  


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