GIT-MV(1) Git Manual GIT-MV(1)

NAME git-mv - Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink

SYNOPSIS git mv <options>... <args>...

DESCRIPTION This script is used to move or rename a file, directory or symlink.

git mv [-f] [-n] <source> <destination> git mv [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> ... <destination directory>

In the first form, it renames <source>, which must exist and be either a file, symlink or directory, to <destination>. In the second form, the last argument has to be an existing directory; the given sources will be moved into this directory.

The index is updated after successful completion, but the change must still be committed.

OPTIONS -f, --force Force renaming or moving of a file even if the target exists

-k Skip move or rename actions which would lead to an error condition. An error happens when a source is neither existing nor controlled by GIT, or when it would overwrite an existing file unless -f is given.

-n, --dry-run Do nothing; only show what would happen

AUTHOR Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org[1]> Rewritten by Ryan Anderson <ryan@michonline.com[2]> Move functionality added by Josef Weidendorfer <Josef.Weidendorfer@gmx.de[3]>

DOCUMENTATION Documentation by David Greaves, Junio C Hamano and the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[4]>.

GIT Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES 1. torvalds@osdl.org mailto:torvalds@osdl.org

2. ryan@michonline.com mailto:ryan@michonline.com

3. Josef.Weidendorfer@gmx.de mailto:Josef.Weidendorfer@gmx.de

4. git@vger.kernel.org mailto:git@vger.kernel.org

Git 1.7.1 12/08/2016 GIT-MV(1)