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Name

       mren - rename an existing MSDOS file

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Description

       The mren command is used to rename or move an existing MS-DOS file  or  subdirectory.  Its
       syntax is:

       mren [-voOsSrRA] sourcefile targetfile

       Mren renames an existing file on an MS-DOS file system.

       In verbose mode, Mren displays the new filename if the name supplied is invalid.

       If the first syntax is used (only one source file), and if the target name doesn't contain
       any slashes or colons, the file (or  subdirectory)  is  renamed  in  the  same  directory,
       instead  of  being  moved  to  the  current mcd directory as would be the case with mmove.
       Unlike the MS-DOS version of REN, mren can be used to rename directories.

See Also

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