shtool move [-v|--verbose] [-t|--trace] [-e|--expand] [-p|--preserve] src-file dst-file
This is a mv(1) style command enhanced with the ability to rename multiple files in a single operation and the ability to detect and not touch existing equal destinations files, thus preserving timestamps.
The following command line options are available.
- -v, --verbose
Display some processing information.
- -t, --trace
Enable the output of the essential shell commands which are executed.
- -e, --expand
Expand asterisk in src to be used as "
%n" (where n is
2,...) in dst-file. This is useful for renaming multiple files at once.
- -p, --preserve
Detect src-file and dst-file having equal content and not touch existing destination files, thus perserving timestamps. This is useful for applications that monitor timestamps, i.e. suppress make(1L) repeating actions for unchanged files.
# shell script shtool move -v -e '*.txt' %1.asc # Makefile scanner.c: scanner.l lex scanner.l shtool move -t -p lex.yy.c scanner.c
The GNU shtool move command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall <firstname.lastname@example.org> in 1999 for GNU shtool.
shtool(1), mv(1), make(1).