e2mv - Man Page

moves or renames files on an ext2fs filesystem


e2mv [options] files... dest


The e2mv command moves or renames files on an ext2fs filesystem. The source files must be explicitly stated. It does not use regular expressions, yet.



Force the operation to remove any existing files.


Swap names of the two files.


Be verbose.


Rename a file:

   e2cp -v /tmp/boot.img:/boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.old

If `/boot/grub/grub.conf.old` already exists and is not a directory, this will fail.  Use `-f` to force removal.

Move a file to a different directory (`/data/processed`):

   e2cp -v /dev/hdb1:/data/input0.txt /data/processed

To swap the names of two files:

   e2cp -vs /tmp/boot.img:/boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.bk

To swap two files and use a new name for the first one:

   e2cp -vs boot.img:/boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.c2 /boot/grub/grub.c1

   `/boot/grub/grub.conf` is now `/boot/grub/grub.c1` and
   `/boot/grub/grub.c2`   is now `/boot/grub/grub.conf`

See Also

e2tools(7), e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2cp(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1).


The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <sheff@pobox.com>.

This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <lwall@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

e2cp(1), e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2rm(1), e2tail(1), e2tools(7).

2020-02-05 Linux User commands