Identifies duplicate files within given directories
  10 reviews

FDupes uses md5sums and then a byte by byte comparison to find duplicate files within a set of directories. It has several useful options including recursion.
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yerbamatemint 3 weeks ago

Very helpful and speedy. Using two options --summary --recurse will tell you if current sub-directories have some or many duplicates (so you can use the --delete --noprompt --recurse options to auto-delete the dups), or for manual control, use --delete --recurse alone, and you'll be shown all paths containing the currently-duplicated file and you are allowed to keep 1 or more, or all duplicates of that file.

webwrx 2 years ago

Very handy. Works exactly as expected and had no problems with it. Nice and fast too.

Banzai_Beagle 5 years ago

Works great. For a description of different options go to https://gtihub.com/adrianlopezroche/fdupes

ro55mo 6 years ago

I needed to find duplicate pictures in a number of subdirectories. Simple and works perfectly.

synkoptik 6 years ago

Thanks @ravenheart for the example. This program works excellent. However i have over 1300 sets. This is going to take a minute. However, the program does do some neat things. For example: it will find files of the same kind, differnent name structure, different directory structure. Thats whats wo0t! It will also find differnent name files, same directory, same file. Pretty neat to say the least. 5 Stars, respects and thank you's to the programer(s). Here is the --help of the file: http://imageshack.com/a/img661/9648/jl4otM.png

ravenheart 6 years ago

Works great. As an example, to check your Downloads folder along with all of its subfolders, enter this in terminal: fdupes -r -d /home/username/Downloads After it scans, you'll be prompted which file of each duplicate set that you want to keep.

lovermet1984 8 years ago

very useful

DGKyeron 9 years ago

that's ok

hexram 9 years ago

Handy utility, works as advertised

riki 10 years ago

Might be useful but I haven't found any duplicate files.