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SHTOOL-MOVE.TMP(1) GNU Portable Shell Tool SHTOOL-MOVE.TMP(1)
 

shtool move - GNU shtool enhanced mv(1) replacement

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 1,2,...) 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 <rse@engelschall.com> in 1999 for GNU shtool.

shtool(1), mv(1), make(1).
shtool 2.0.8 18-Jul-2008

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