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How to Find and Clean up Duplicate Files in Ubuntu Linux

Jan 29, 2010, 23:03 (5 Talkback[s])


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"If you are like me who have accumulated thousands of audio, movies, and other files over the years, it is not unusual to have tons and tons of duplicate contents that are scattered throughout the hard drive. Even though our storage devices are getting bigger, those duplicate files are still a waste of space. So what should you do with them? Should you manually find those files and clean them up one by one. Well, that's not necessary because there's a good utility that can help you in searching and cleaning duplicate files and more.

"The program that you will have to install is called FsLint (Filesystem Lint). It has both a GUI as well as a command line interface. Aside from finding duplicate files, FsLint is also capable of searching for problematic filenames, temporary files, bad symlinks, empty directories and non-stripped binaries. So let me show you how to install and use FsLint."

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