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What is the command I can use to cut and then move a file from one location to another from a Linux terminal?

Is there any website that lists all the commands for a Linux terminal?

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This site lists many common commands for BASH, the most common Linux shell. – Andrew Lambert Jan 26 '12 at 18:28

The command you need is mv (move):

mv /path/from /path/to

Have a look here for a basic list of commands. Of course the possibilities are almost infinite, depending on what is installed on the machine you use.

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You need mv:

mv /file/path/from /file/path/to

There are no "linux terminal's commands", it all depends on what shell you are using. Also mv is a program and not a shell command.

A good reference might be info coreutils.

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need to enter from and to ? – rajanbir Jan 26 '12 at 16:32
No, /file/path/from and /file/path/to are just path examples. See man mv for more information on that command. – cYrus Jan 26 '12 at 16:35

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