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Topics ▾ Version 1.5.3 ▾ git-mv last updated in 2.1.2

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 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

Do nothing; only show what would happen

Author

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

Documentation

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

GIT

Part of the git7 suite