How/Command to rename a File/Directory – Unix/Linux
Hi all, we already discussed about the move (mv) command and the different switches of mv command. Here, we can use the “mv” command to rename a file or directory under Linux.
mv name newname
name – is the name of File/Dir
newname – is the new name for selected File/Dir
Here, I’ve created one folder “CryBit” to illustrate the usage of “mv”.
[[email protected] ~]# mkdir CryBit --- [[email protected] ~]# ll -d CryBit/ drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Mar 14 21:03 CryBit/ ---
Renaming CryBit directory to Test.
[[email protected] ~]# mv CryBit/ Test --- [[email protected] ~]# ll -d CryBit/ ls: cannot access CryBit/: No such file or directory [[email protected] ~]# ll -d Test/ drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Mar 14 21:03 Test/ ---
That’s it..!! 🙂
Other useful Linux commands:
groupdel, groupmems, groupmod, useradd , usermod , chgrp, chown, ls, head, tail, top, ps, find, crontab, ftp commands, tar, rpm, rkhunter, Rsync, grep, OpenVZ commands, lsof command