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Linux - Using Move to Rename Files and Folders

Linux uses the mv (move) command to rename for either a directory (folder) or a file.


mv old_folder_name new_folder_name

mv also can move several files into a destination folder, or rename a single file.

Rename a file


mv old_file_name new_file_name

Rename a directory.


mv file_name destination_directory

Rename will retain the attributes and the creation date of the original file/folder.

See also: Linux - renaming multiple files in a directory

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