1. Name

mren - rename an existing MSDOS file
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3. Description

The \fR\f(CWmren\fR command is used to rename or move an existing MS-DOS file or subdirectory. Its syntax is:

\fR\f(CWmren\fR [\fR\f(CW-voOsSrRA\fR] sourcefile targetfile

\fR\f(CWMren\fR renames an existing file on an MS-DOS filesystem.

In verbose mode, \fR\f(CWMren\fR displays the new filename if the name supplied is invalid.

If the first syntax is used (only one sourcefile), and if the target name doesn't contain any slashes or colons, the file (or subdirectory) is renamed in the same directory, instead of being moved to the current \fR\f(CWmcd\fR directory as would be the case with \fR\f(CWmmove\fR. Unlike the MS-DOS version of \fR\f(CWREN\fR, \fR\f(CWmren\fR can be used to rename directories.

4. See Also

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