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Please do not make mv-command a synonym of mv, but just delete it.

As suggested by @Braiam, I edited all 9 questions tagged with mv-command and removed the tag or replaced it with mv, if not already both tags were used.
Now (2015/04/19) the tag mv-command contains 0 questions.

I also edited the tag wiki of mv-command to

Please do NOT use this tag! Use "mv" instead! This tag is going to be deleted!

which hopefully prevents new users to tag their questions with it while it is still around.

I also tried to improve the excerpt and tag wiki of mv.

Original post:

I request to make mv-command a synonym of mv as master tag, because both are about equal in size and significance, but mv would have the same "syntax" as then, which is a very similar tag and command.



Use mv command, to rename SOURCE file(s) and folder(s) to DESTINATION, or move SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

For full manual type in a terminal window: man mv


  • size: 11 questions
  • age: created May 2014
  • top answerer: muru (2A, score 10)
  • top asker: efrem (1Q, score 5)



mv-command stands for move and is used to either rename files and/or move files to directories.


  • size: 9 questions
  • age: created April 2014
  • top answerer: Oli (1A, score 11)
  • top asker: MaxDL (1Q, score 12)
  • 2
    Unless a mod comes by, I think it will happen soon. I have suggested, and now it needs 4 upvotes from users with score 5+ in that tag.
    – muru
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 18:22
  • 3
    Dammit. Typo.. I don't think it will happen soon unless a mod comes by.
    – muru
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 4:18
  • @muru I notified Seth in chat. No idea whether he will speed the process up or not though...
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Apr 18, 2015 at 11:27
  • There are just 9/11 questions. Anyone with 2k can do it in a single minute.
    – Braiam
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 1:00
  • @Braiam I don't really understand what you wanted to tell me...
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 9:54
  • 1
    @ByteCommander he's suggesting that you retag questions.
    – muru
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 11:53
  • 2
    @muru Ah, thanks. I thought the 9/11 was supposed to have a special meaning. So I could just pick all "mv-command" questions and replace the tag with "mv" and that will automatically remove the "mv-command" tag?
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 12:08
  • @ByteCommander not immediately, but periodically they clean out unused tags.
    – muru
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 12:09
  • I actually prefer mv-command rather than just mv, for the same reasons UL did.
    – Braiam
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 22:22
  • @Braiam Too late...
    – Byte Commander Mod
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 22:32
  • No, actually it isn't, just 1 minute more.
    – Braiam
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 22:45


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