mren - Man Page
rename an existing MSDOS file
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mren command is used to rename or move an existing MS-DOS file or subdirectory. Its syntax is:
mren [-voOsSrRA] sourcefile targetfile
Mren renames an existing file on an MS-DOS file system.
In verbose mode,
Mren displays the new filename if the name supplied is invalid.
If the first syntax is used (only one source file), and if the target name doesn't contain any slashes or colons, the file (or subdirectory) is renamed in the same directory, instead of being moved to the current
mcd directory as would be the case with
mmove. Unlike the MS-DOS version of
mren can be used to rename directories.
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