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Old 03-03-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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rename command won't work

I'm trying to rename a file, but it just does not work. I type rename htaccess.txt .htaccess I don't get an error or anything, but if I do a dir it does not work, the file is still called htaccess.txt. Why is that? Is there an easy way around that?
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Use 'mv'. I *despise* rename's syntax and it should only be used for complex multi-file renaming.

mv htaccess.txt .htaccess
Old 03-03-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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The rename command works the other way around Also, for single files I'd just use mv, rather than rename (which methinks is meant for renaming a group of files according to a Perl expression), thus

mv htaccess.txt .htaccess

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try mv htaccess.txt .htaccess

ummm....yeah...what they said...

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Old 03-03-2004, 08:53 PM   #5
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thanks for the quick answers!


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