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shtool-move - GNU shtool enhanced mv(1) replacement
shtool move [-v|--verbose] [-t|--trace] [-e|--expand] [-p|--preserve] src-file dst-file
This is a mv(1) style command enhanced with the ability to rename multiple files in a single operation and the ability to detect and not touch existing equal destinations files, thus preserving timestamps.
The following command line options are available. -v, --verbose Display some processing information. -t, --trace Enable the output of the essential shell commands which are executed. -e, --expand Expand asterisk in src to be used as ""%"n" (where n is 1,2,...) in dst-file. This is useful for renaming multiple files at once. -p, --preserve Detect src-file and dst-file having equal content and not touch existing destination files, thus perserving timestamps. This is useful for applications that monitor timestamps, i.e. suppress make(1L) repeating actions for unchanged files.
# shell script shtool move -v -e '*.txt' %1.asc # Makefile scanner.c: scanner.l lex scanner.l shtool move -t -p lex.yy.c scanner.c
The GNU shtool move command was originally written by Ralf S. Engelschall <firstname.lastname@example.org> in 1999 for GNU shtool.