this is if the file you want to rename is in that directory and you want the new file there as well.
if your using a path on the first part of move mv /etc/hosts.allow (and you not in it) mv assumes you want the file in the current directory so you need mv /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.ALLOW
Trevor Smith wrote:
The other day I wanted to rename one file from a console window like this:
I couldn't find any way to do it while leaving the file in the same directory. I could succeed using KDE/mouse renaming, but mv and cp refused or failed to rename the file while leaving it in the same directory.