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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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mren [options] oldfile newfile

Rename an MS-DOS file or directory. See rename and mtools for more information.


-D clash-option

Specify the action to take if the specified new name already exists. See mmd for the possible clash options.


Operate verbosely, showing the names of files and directories as they are renamed.


Print version information and exit.

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