2008-12-05 duplicate files

2011-07-06 14:00:04

You may find yourself overwhelmed by files and in the need to keep the filesystem organized. If deleting is the best option, you may consider these 2 options:

Dupinator

Dupinator, tries to find duplicates and to report them in order to clean-up the organization of your files.

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It works by:

  • launched via command line by passing a set of directories to be scanned
  • traverses all directories and groups all files by size
  • scans all sets of files of one size and checksums (md5) the first 1024 bytes
  • for all files that have the same checksum for the first 1024 bytes, checksums the whole file and collects together all real duplicates
  • deletes all duplicates of any one file, leaving the first encountered file as the one remaining copy

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