As part of using mac terminal more and more in my own day to day work, I today needed to be able to move all the files and folder from a directory back one directory in the main http folder on my server.
I needed to move all of the files from a file that I unzipped straight to the server, which unfortunately also created another subfolder called PhpEx in my http directory.
So I want to copy of the files and folders from /sites/dunelink.com/http/PhpEx back a directory to /sites/dunelink.com/http
This is how I did it:
mv /sites/dunelink.com/http/PhpEx/* /sites/dunelink.com/http
Notice the * this denotes move everything within the folder but not the actual folder. This will also leave the existing folder untouched exactly where it already is.
If you wish you can then delete the PhpEx folder and all its files with one simple command.
rm -rf /sites/dunelink.com/http/PhpEx
Hope this helps