Re: Need utility to search for duplicate files
On 13-Apr-2002 Alex Malinovich wrote:
> My desktop system is used by 3 users, each having a few thousand files
> in their home directory. Since we primarily have the same interests,
> there are a LOT of duplicates to be found. Earlier I found an mpeg movie
> that all three of us had that was 120 MB. That's 240 MB of wasted space.
> Unfortunately, the files won't always have the same filename. Does
> anyone know of a utility that can go through and search for files with
> the same size and/or date and delete them or notify me?
a better bet would be to md5sum the files and look for files with the same
fingerprint. Should be relatively easy to code a perl/python/ruby/tcl script
to walk /home and do this.
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