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

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

       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.

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

	   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

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

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

       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).

       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.

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.38.4			  05/16/2024			     GIT-MV(1)