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 mvdir(1M)							   mvdir(1M)




 NAME
      mvdir - move a directory

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/sbin/mvdir dir newdir

 DESCRIPTION
      mvdir moves one directory tree into another existing directory (within
      the same file system), or renames a directory without moving it.

      dir must be an existing directory.

      If newdir does not exist but the directory that would contain it does,
      dir is moved and/or renamed to newdir.  Otherwise, newdir must be an
      existing directory not already containing an entry with the same name
      as the last pathname component of dir.  In this case, dir is moved and
      becomes a subdirectory of newdir.	 The last pathname component of dir
      is used as the name for the moved directory.

      mvdir refuses to move dir if the path specified by newdir would be a
      descendent directory of the path specified by dir.  Such cases are not
      allowed because cyclic sub-trees would be created as in the case, for
      example, of mvdir x/y x/y/z/t which is prohibited.

      mvdir does not allow directory . to be moved.

      Only users who have appropriate privileges can use mvdir.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

 AUTHOR
      mvdir was developed by OSF and HP.

 SEE ALSO
      cp(1), mkdir(1), mv(1).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      mvdir: SVID2, SVID3














 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000