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git-mv - Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink


git mv <options>... <args>...


Move or rename a file, directory or symlink.

git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> <destination>
git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> ... <destination directory>

In the first form, it renames <source>, which must exist and be either a file, symlink or
directory, to <destination>. In the second form, the last argument has to be an existing
directory; the given sources will be moved into this directory.

The index is updated after successful completion, but the change must still be committed.


-f, --force
Force renaming or moving of a file even if the target exists

Skip move or rename actions which would lead to an error condition. An error happens
when a source is neither existing nor controlled by Git, or when it would overwrite an
existing file unless -f is given.

-n, --dry-run
Do nothing; only show what would happen

-v, --verbose
Report the names of files as they are moved.


Moving a submodule using a gitfile (which means they were cloned with a Git version 1.7.8
or newer) will update the gitfile and core.worktree setting to make the submodule work in
the new location. It also will attempt to update the submodule.<name>.path setting in the
gitmodules(5) file and stage that file (unless -n is used).

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