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megamv: move or rename files or folders on your account


megamv - move or rename files or folders on your account


megamv <srcpaths>... <destpath>


Moves or renames files or folders on your account.

NOTE: This tool is not implemented yet!


-u <email>, --username <email>

Account username (email)

-p <password>, --password <password>

Account password

--config <path>

Load configuration from a file


Disable loading .megarc


Never ask interactively for a password


Reload filesystem cache

--debug [<options>]

Enable debugging of various aspects of the megatools operation. You may enable multiple debugging options separated by commas. (eg. --debug api,fs)

Available options are:

api: Dump API calls

fs: Dump filesystem (may require --reload to actually print something)

cache: Dump cache contents


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One or more remote paths that are going to be moved. If destination path points to a file, you must specify only single source path.


Destination path.


• Rename a file:

$ megals /Root
$ megamv /Root/README.TXT /Root/README
$ megals /Root

• Move file to a another folder:

$ megals -R /Root
$ megamv /Root/README /Root/MyFolder
$ megals -R /Root

REMOTE FILESYSTEM filesystem is represented as a tree of nodes of various types. Nodes are identified by a 8 character node handles (eg. 7Fdi3ZjC). Structure of the filesystem is not encrypted.

Megatools maps node tree structure to a traditional filesystem paths (eg. /Root/SomeFile.DAT).

NOTE: By the nature of storage, several files in the directory can have the same name. To allow access to such files, the names of conflicting files are extended by appending dot and their node handle like this:


You need to be aware of several special folders:


Writable directory representing the root of the filesystem.


Trash directory where web client moves deleted files. This directory is not used by megatools when removing files.


Not sure.


Directory containing subdirectories representing your contacts list. If you want to add contacts to the list, simply create subdirectory named after the contact you want to add.


Directories representing individual contacts in your contacts list. These directories contain folders that others shared with you. All shared files are read-only, at the moment.


Part of the megatools(7) suite.


Report bugs at or megous [at]


Megatools was written by Ondrej Jirman <megous [at]>, 2013.

Official website is


megatools(7), megarc(5), megadf(1), megadl(1), megaget(1), megals(1), megamkdir(1), megaput(1), megareg(1), megarm(1), megamv(1), megasync(1), megafs(1).