Another small how-to today, let’s learn how to rename a file or folder (directory) in Linux.

The command you will need to rename is mv.

It is used the same in files or folders:

mv actual-file-name new-file-name

This will change the name from “actual-file-name” to “new-file-name”

It is the same with folders.

mv actual-folder-name new-folder-name

You of course need to be the owner of have permissions over the files and/or folders you are trying to rename.