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Old 08-17-2005, 09:51 PM   #1
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Simple console question. Moving files.

Hey guys, long time since I've been playing with my linux long enough to come up with a question, but anyway...

What is the command to move files to a different dir?

Simple question that has slipped my mind since I havn't been spending much time on here.

Thanks in advance.

P.s. Sorry for posting this in the wrong forum (General)
Old 08-17-2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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mv /<old location>/<file name> /<new location>/<filename> keep an eye on permissions though
Old 08-17-2005, 10:05 PM   #3
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command "mv" i guess its short for move..
mv test  /home/
moves file "test" to /home

oh bosewicht was first

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