Take proper care to be sure.
From the "Learn from my mistakes" department:
GNU/Linux command line programs are very powerful things that happily do exactly what you tell them to.
So, when I decided to move all the files from subdirectories into the next directory up (while re-organizing a collection of videos I've made over the years) I used the following command:
mv ./*/* ./
(move all files from all subdirectories in the current directory into the current directory)
I really should have made use of the following command first:
(print working directory, ie. what is the current directory?)
since, as it turns out, my current directory was not ~/Videos/projects/raw, but was instead ~/
Just hoping to spare you my pain =^_^=
Jill has left these forums due to ongoing double-standards in rule enforcement.