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Linux mv command to move or rename directory

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mv command is used to move/rename files or directories. mv command is different from cp command. mv command completely removes the file from the source and moves to the directory specified, where cp command just copies the content from one file to another.

Use this command to move and rename file

mv [old filename] [new filename]

Moving a file to another directory

 mv index.php games/index.php 

Moving a file to another directory and renaming it at once

 mv banner_new.jpg ads/banner_1.jpg 

original file will be deleted as it was moved to another location, You can also move a folder

Moving “mysql” folder to “backup” folder

mv mysql/ backup 

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