git-mv(1)



GIT-MV(1)                         Git Manual                         GIT-MV(1)

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

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

DESCRIPTION
       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.

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

       -k
           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.

SUBMODULES
       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).

BUGS
       Each time a superproject update moves a populated submodule (e.g. when
       switching between commits before and after the move) a stale submodule
       checkout will remain in the old location and an empty directory will
       appear in the new location. To populate the submodule again in the new
       location the user will have to run "git submodule update" afterwards.
       Removing the old directory is only safe when it uses a gitfile, as
       otherwise the history of the submodule will be deleted too. Both steps
       will be obsolete when recursive submodule update has been implemented.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.14.2                        09/26/2017                         GIT-MV(1)

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