on Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 03:39:25PM -0400, Chris Metzler (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 21:03:15 +0200 > Wolfgang Pfeiffer <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > My goal is to get easily rid of identical files on a system: > > I did something like this once for a whole filesystem with a bash > script. md5sum'ing *everything* is wasteful of time and cpu cycles, > since (probably) most of the things you'll md5sum won't have duplicates. However, most files *also* don't change frequently, so after an initial "big push" effort, you've got a list of hashes which you _can_ test against readily. Numerous systems do checksum files anyway, such as tripwire, etc. On a daily basis, you need only compute hashes on modified files. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? How about outsourcing the Presidency?
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