mvdir - Moves (renames) a directory
mvdir directory1 directory2
The mvdir command renames directories within a file system. To use mvdir,
you must have write permission to directory1 and directory2 and to the
parent directories of directory1 and directory2. The directory1 argument
must name an existing directory. If directory2 does not exist, directory1
is moved to directory2. If directory2 exists, directory1 becomes a sub-
directory of directory2. directory2 cannot be a subdirectory of direc-
Directories cannot be moved across file systems.
You can also rename a directory with the mv command.
This command was made obsolete by the mv command.
To rename or move a directory to another location, enter:
mvdir appendixes manual
If manual does not exist, then this renames the directory appendixes to
If a directory named manual already exists, this moves appendixes and its
contents to manual/appendixes. In other words, appendixes becomes a sub-
directory of manual.
Commands: mkdir(1), mv(1)