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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

Purpose: Changes the name of or moves a file or directory.
Format: RENAME [FROM] {<from name} [TO | AS] <to name>
Template: FROM/A/M, TO=AS/A, QUIET/S
RENAME renames the <from name> file or directory with the specified <to name> name. The FROM and TO files or directories must be on the same volume. If the name refers to a directory, RENAME changes the directory name without changing the names of the files or subdirectories in that directory. When there are multiple items in the <from name> argument, the <to name> argument must be a directory.

If you rename a directory or if you use RENAME to give a file another directory name, AmigaDOS changes the position of that directory or file in the filing system hierarchy. This effectively moves the items.

Example 1:

3.OS4:> RENAME Work/Ex1 AS :Test/Ex2 renames the file Ex1 as Ex2 and moves it from the Work directory to the Test directory. The Test directory must exist in the root directory for this command to work.

Example 2:

3.OS4:> RENAME 3.doc 5.doc a.doc TO Docs moves the 3.doc, 5.doc, and a.doc files to the Docs directory. The Docs directory must already exist.

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Revised: February 9, 2006.