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Cannot move a file on Unix

I am trying to move a file into a subdirectory:

mv myfile.txt /MyDir

and getting an error:

mv: /MyDir: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action

The permissions are as follows:

drwxr-xr-x    2 oracle   dba             256 May 20 16:23 MyDir
-rwxr--r--    1 oracle   dba      14327181312 May 20 16:32 myfile.txt
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are you oracle?
On the off chance this is an easy one, are you logging in as the user oracle? Have you tried using sudo?
Run who
ls -l myfile.txt
getfacl myfile.txt
The issue might be you do not have rights on myfile.txt.

Try cp first?

An mv is a copy and delete the original.
you might also check ls -ld .
df -k
Is /MyDir its own partition?

Wait a second, why are you using /MyDir?

mv myfile.txt MyDir
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Thanks!
arnold was the first to suggest that you might not have meant to move the file to /MyDir