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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

mvdir(8)

Name

mvdir - move a directory

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/mvdir dirname name

Description

mvdir moves directories within a file system. dirname must be a directory. If name does not exist, it will be created as a directory. If name does exist, and is a directory, dirname will be created as name/dirname. dirname and name may not be on the same path; that is, one may not be subordinate to the other. For example:

example% mvdir x/y x/z

is legal, but

example% mvdir x/y x/y/z

is not.

Operands

dirname

The name of the directory that is to be moved to another directory in the filesystem.

name

The name of the directory into which dirname is to be moved. If name does not exist, it will be created. It may not be on the same path as dirname.

Exit Status

0

Successful operation.

>0

Operation failed.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/core-os

See Also

mkdir(1), mv(1), attributes(7)