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Move Files & Directories

mv command is used to move or rename files and directories. It's syntax is same as cp, which is:

mv source destination
  1. Create a file myfirstfile.txt.

    nano myfirstfile.txt
  2. Add the text a clever fox into the editor and press control+x, followed by y, and then enter to save the file and come out of the nano editor.

  3. Rename myfirstfile.txt to firstfile.txt.

    mv myfirstfile.txt firstfile.txt

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