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util:fdupes [2007/12/15 14:35] (current)
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 +====== fdupes ======
  
 +This is a nice little tool helping to find duplicate files within a given directory.
 +
 +===== How Files Are Matched =====
 +
 +  - compare the **size** of the files
 +  - compare their **MD5** sums
 +  - if above matches, compare them **byte-by-byte**
 +
 +===== Usage =====
 +
 +Invocation is just as simple as eatin' pancakes:
 +  fdupes -r -n /stuff
 +compares all files within **/stuff** recursively (**-r**) omitting zero-length files (**-n**).
util/fdupes.txt · Last modified: 2007/12/15 14:35 (external edit)