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?

  • I presume you mean while logged in to server via ssh? – Eimantas Jan 23 '10 at 17:44

Is this a trick question?

mv * ../../

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

mv * ../..

To move something up two directories


Does this work?

mv * ../../

Try this to move two directories up

mv * ./../../

  • 2
    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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