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Snowflake
29th May 2006, 07:10 PM
How do i use the terminal to move or copy files?

steve1961
29th May 2006, 07:21 PM
How do i use the terminal to move or copy files?

Lets say you have file1 in your /home/yourname directory

To move the file to /home/yourname/directory1

mv /home/yourname/file1 /home/yourname/directory1/

To copy the file to /home/yourname/directory1/

cp /home/yourname/file1 /home/yourname/directory1/

To change the name of the file as well as moving it:

mv /home/yourname/file1 /home/yourname/directory1/file2

To change the name of the file to something else, but keeping it in the same directory:

mv /home/yourname/file1 file2