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Linux fdupes: Get Rid (Delete) Of Double Duplicate Files In Directory

Feb 06, 2010, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"How do I find duplicate files in a given set of directories and delete them using a shell script or a command line options? How do I get rid of double duplicates files stored in ~/foo and /u2/foo directory?

"You need to use a tool called fdupes. It will searche the given path for duplicate files. Such files are found by comparing file sizes and MD5 signatures, followed by a byte-by-byte comparison. fdupes is a nice tool to get rid of duplicate files."

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