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How to find duplicate files using FSLint

📅 2013-Sep-22 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ duplicate, fslint, ubuntu ⬩ 📚 Archive

If you are managing a large amount of photos, videos or other media, you soon end up with multiple copies of files in distant directories. The tool you need to clean up this mess is a duplicate file finder. On Ubuntu, a good tool to do this job is FSLint.

Installation is easy:

$ sudo apt-get install fslint

After installing, open FSLint, add the root directory of your files and click on Find. FSLint churns through your files and find the duplicate files.

Tried with: FSLint 2.42 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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