You need to move a complete directory structure at once
You can use the mv (=move) command to do the job.
To move a directory called "ToMove" from /tmp to your home drive you can type:
mv /tmp/ToMove ~/
The the ~ stand for your home directory. (you can also write it out)
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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG
Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.