Action - Move Files

The action Move Files locally moves one or a list of files to the specified target directory or file.
A move is implemented to use a rename operation when possible. If a rename is not possible, the file/folder is copied to the target directory and afterwards the source is deleted.


  • Move all files in directory /mnt/sdcard/xyz/ to the folder /mnt/sdcard/xyz_backup/.
  • Rename directory /mnt/sdcard/xyz to /mnt/sdcard/xyz_backup.
Source Files
A comma separated list of files or directories to move. Glob patterns can be used to match multiple files. Variables are supported.
  • /mnt/sdcard/export* matches all files with a name starting with export in folder /mnt/sdcard
When multiple files are matched the target has to be a directory. The directory will be created when it does not exist yet.
A directory with an ending slash (like /mnt/sdcard/) matches the files contained in the directory like using /mnt/sdcard/*.
The absolute path of the target file or directory. Variables are supported.
Show progress notification
Whether or not to show a notification on the statusbar indicating the progress of the operation.