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    Default Looking for a dup finder like FSLint

    Is there a duplicate finder like FSLINT? I have a bunch of files i would like to go through and remove any duplicates i have.

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    Smile Re: Looking for a dup finder like FSLint

    Quote Originally Posted by Argedion View Post
    Is there a duplicate finder like FSLINT? I have a bunch of files i would like to go through and remove any duplicates i have.
    This will locate all duplicates from the present folder, desinated by the period, but you can replace that with any folder name you want. Duplicates in root owned folders may require root authority to see. Since its slow, I would would limit the folder space to look at and never look at the entire file system at once:

    Code:
    fdupes -r .
    Use man fdupes for more info. It has been my experience that little is to be gained by such a search and I would be hesitant to remove anything outside of my personnel folders. Unless you are running low on disk space, its best to leave well enough alone, but the command does exist here, but is kind of slow.

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    Default Re: Looking for a dup finder like FSLint

    On 2013-07-07 03:26, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
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    > Argedion;2569977 Wrote:
    >> Is there a duplicate finder like FSLINT? I have a bunch of files i would
    >> like to go through and remove any duplicates i have.

    >
    > This will locate all duplicates from the present folder, desinated by
    > the period, but you can replace that with any folder name you want.
    > Duplicates in root owned folders may require root authority to see.
    > Since its slow, I would would limit the folder space to look at and
    > never look at the entire file system at once:


    locate /home/username | filelist

    Then run "basename" on the list, then use "uniq --repeated" to find
    repeated names. Finally, another pass of locate to find out the full
    path to them. Oops, no, you have to trim out the links.

    :-)

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    Default Re: Looking for a dup finder like FSLint

    I use fslint all the time with openSUSE, works great for me to find dups after I've been working on one particular project that creates lots of dups of certain graphics files.

    software.opensuse.org:

    I use the one from Lazy_Kent
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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