GNU shtool enhanced mv(1) replacement
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
shtool move -t -p lex.yy.c scanner.c
The GNU shtool move
command was originally written by Ralf S.
Engelschall <[email protected]
> in 1999 for GNU shtool