How to Rename a Directory Via Command Line in Ubuntu
Answer: Use the
You can use the
mv command to rename a folder or directory via command line in Ubuntu.
For instance, if you want to rename the directory
new_name in your current working directory, you can simply use the following command:
-T option generates an error if the directory
new_name already exists at that location.
For example, if your current working directory is
/var/www and you want to rename the directory named
sample inside of it to
sample_new, you can simply use the command:
Alternatively, you can provide absolute path like this:
Both commands will have the same effect, because current working directory doesn't matter when you use absolute path. Any path that starts with a forward slash
/ is an absolute path.
Tip: The current working directory is the directory or folder where you are currently working. To change the current working directory, you need to use the
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