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NAME

       git-mv - Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink

SYNOPSIS

       git mv <options>... <args>...

DESCRIPTION

       Move or rename a file, directory or symlink.

           git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> <destination>
           git mv [-v] [-f] [-n] [-k] <source> ... <destination directory>

       In the first form, it renames <source>, which must exist and be either a file, symlink or
       directory, to <destination>. In the second form, the last argument has to be an existing
       directory; the given sources will be moved into this directory.

       The index is updated after successful completion, but the change must still be committed.

OPTIONS

       -f, --force
           Force renaming or moving of a file even if the target exists

       -k
           Skip move or rename actions which would lead to an error condition. An error happens
           when a source is neither existing nor controlled by Git, or when it would overwrite an
           existing file unless -f is given.

       -n, --dry-run
           Do nothing; only show what would happen

       -v, --verbose
           Report the names of files as they are moved.

SUBMODULES

       Moving a submodule using a gitfile (which means they were cloned with a Git version 1.7.8
       or newer) will update the gitfile and core.worktree setting to make the submodule work in
       the new location. It also will attempt to update the submodule.<name>.path setting in the
       gitmodules(5) file and stage that file (unless -n is used).

BUGS

       Each time a superproject update moves a populated submodule (e.g. when switching between
       commits before and after the move) a stale submodule checkout will remain in the old
       location and an empty directory will appear in the new location. To populate the submodule
       again in the new location the user will have to run "git submodule update" afterwards.
       Removing the old directory is only safe when it uses a gitfile, as otherwise the history
       of the submodule will be deleted too. Both steps will be obsolete when recursive submodule
       update has been implemented.

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite