MV(I) 8/20/73 MV(I) NAME mv - move or rename a file SYNOPSIS mv name1 name2 DESCRIPTION Mv changes the name of name1 to name2. If name2 is a directory, name1 is moved to that directory with its original file-name. Directories may only be moved within the same parent directory (just renamed). If name2 already exists, it is removed before name1 is renamed. If name2 has a mode which forbids writing, mv prints the mode and reads the standard input to obtain a line; if the line begins with y, the move takes place; if not, mv exits. If name2 would lie on a different file system, so that a simple rename is impossible, mv copies the file and deletes the original. BUGS It should take a -f flag, like rm, to suppress the question if the target exists and is not writable.