e2mv man page

e2mv — moves or renames files on an ext2fs filesystem

Synopsis

e2mv [options] files... dest

Description

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.

Options

-f

Force the operation to remove any existing files.

-s

Swap names of the two files.

-v

Be verbose.

Examples

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).

Author

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