Move file and update references
Last updated 3 years ago by camachgk .
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Move and Update

This utility helps git mv files around inside a codebase with git and update all references to those files.

It's built on top of refactoring-codemods and FB's jscodeshift codemod toolkit.


  • node: >=7.9.0

Getting started


yarn install -D move-and-update

Command Line

This module provides a simple CLI:

./node_modules/.bin/move-and-update --help

If combined with Yarn, it can be run as:

yarn move-and-update --help

It can also be used as part of an npm script:

  "scripts": {
    "move": "move-and-update"
  "devDependencies": {
    "move-and-update": "latest"
yarn move -- lib/state/ lib/redux

Note this takes advantage of the run-script capability of passing arguments to the script by using --.


The module exports a default move function that takes a file path, a destination path, and a dry option. The function returns a promise.

const move = require('move-and-update');

const path = require('path');

const file = path.resolve(process.cwd(), 'src', 'styles', 'styles.css');
const dest = path.resolve(process.cwd(), 'src', 'styles.css');

const dry = true;

move(file, dest, dry).then(
  () => console.log('Success'),
  err => console.err(err)


There is one option: dry, which is defaultly false

The dry option is passed as an argument:

const move = require('move-and-update');
move(file, dest, true);


Option Description Default
-d Whether to run all processes in dry mode false
-h Print help menu

You can also see the available options in the terminal by running:

yarn move-and-update --help

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