rclone moveto

Move file or directory from source to dest.


If source:path is a file or directory then it moves it to a file or directory named dest:path.

This can be used to rename files or upload single files to other than their existing name. If the source is a directory then it acts exactly like the move command.


rclone moveto src dst

where src and dst are rclone paths, either remote:path or /path/to/local or C:\windows\path\if\on\windows.

This will:

if src is file
    move it to dst, overwriting an existing file if it exists
if src is directory
    move it to dst, overwriting existing files if they exist
    see move command for full details

This doesn't transfer files that are identical on src and dst, testing by size and modification time or MD5SUM. src will be deleted on successful transfer.

Important: Since this can cause data loss, test first with the --dry-run or the --interactive/-i flag.

Note: Use the -P/--progress flag to view real-time transfer statistics.

rclone moveto source:path dest:path [flags]


  -h, --help   help for moveto

See the global flags page for global options not listed here.


  • rclone - Show help for rclone commands, flags and backends.