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e2mv(1)

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2020-02-05

e2tools

utilities for manipulating files in an ext2/ext3 filesystem

NAME

e2mv - moves or renames files on an ext2fs filesystem

SYNOPSIS

e2mv [options] files... dest

DESCRIPTION

The e2mv command moves or renames files on an ext2fs filesystem. The source files must be explicitly stated. It does not use regular expressions, yet.

OPTIONS

-f Force the operation to remove any existing files.
-s Swap names of the two files.
-v Be verbose.

EXAMPLES

Rename a file:
e2cp -v /tmp/boot.img:/boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.old
If ‘/boot/grub/grub.conf.old‘ already exists and is not a directory, this will fail. Use ‘-f‘ to force removal.
Move a file to a different directory (‘/data/processed‘):
e2cp -v /dev/hdb1:/data/input0.txt /data/processed
To swap the names of two files:
e2cp -vs /tmp/boot.img:/boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.conf.bk
To swap two files and use a new name for the first one:
e2cp -vs boot.img:/boot/grub/grub.conf /boot/grub/grub.c2 /boot/grub/grub.c1
‘/boot/grub/grub.conf‘ is now ‘/boot/grub/grub.c1‘ and
‘/boot/grub/grub.c2‘ is now ‘/boot/grub/grub.conf‘

AUTHOR

The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <>.
This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
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