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I am able to move files one directory up by using the following command:

mv * ..

but is there a way to move files two directories up?

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I presume you mean while logged in to server via ssh? –  Eimantas Jan 23 '10 at 17:44
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Is this a trick question?

mv * ../../
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I may be missing something obvious here, but I'm pretty sure you can do:

mv * ../..

To move something up two directories

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Does this work?

mv * ../../
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Try this to move two directories up

mv * ./../../

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the "./" is redunant; it just means "the current directory". The last "/" is not needed either. –  James Polley Jan 29 '10 at 1:28
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