I need to move my folder with many subfolders to another path.
I’m using putty and this is what I tried:
MV -r fromflderpath tofolderpath
What am I doing wrong?
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
mv command doesn’t have an
-R flag, it moves folders recursively:
sudo mv fromPath/ toPath/
If you want a file not to be replaced, use the
-i for being prompted in case a file with the same name exists.
For those trying to move folder, on Ubuntu using Putty, just use the following command:
sudo mv /fromPath/ /toPath/
sudo mv /root/folder1 /home/folder2/
“/” in the end means you are going to move folder1 inside folder2
If you don’t, you will get “no such file or directory”
This worked for me:
mv src_folder target_folder/src_folder
mv src_folder target_folder/
If it’s hard to use pure shell commands, then you can install Midnight Commander, console application that makes it easier:
$ sudo apt-get install mc
In Midnight Commander to move folder or file from one panel to another is F6, copy F5.
If you need root access
$ sudo mc
If you want to have a mouse support
$ sudo apt-get install gpm
If you want to empty fromflderpath without renaming it, stand in the folder and use
mv * ../tofolderpath/
sudo mv source_folder/* target_folder/
and if you have like:
source_folder/file.ext source_folder/bin/image.jpg source_folder/etra/info.text
all of them will be moved under
target_folder/file.ext target_folder/bin/image.jpg target_folder/etra/info.text
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂