I have got the directory
/home/user/oldname and I want to rename it to
/home/user/newname. How can I do this in a terminal?
To just rename a file or directory type this in Terminal:
with space between the old and new names.
To move a file or directory type this in Terminal.
it will move the file to the desktop.
If is a directory you should add
If you want to rename a directory at your level in the file system (e.g., you are at your home directory and want to rename a directory that is also in your home directory):
That will rename the directory if the destination doesn't exist or if it exists but it's empty. Otherwise it will give you an error.
If you do this instead:
One of two things will happen:
protected by heemayl Sep 19 '15 at 18:34
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