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fdupes : A Comamndline Tool to Find and Delete Duplicate Files in Linux

Aug 10, 2015, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ravi Saive)

Fdupes is a Linux utility written by Adrian Lopez in C programming Language released under MIT License. The application is able to find duplicate files in the given set of directories and sub-directories. Fdupes recognize duplicates by comparing MD5 signature of files followed by a byte-to-byte comparison. A lots of options can be passed with Fdupes to list, delete and replace the files with hardlinks to duplicates.

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