dupeGuru is a cross-platform (Linux, OS X, Windows) GUI tool to find duplicate files in a system. It's written mostly in Python 3 and has the peculiarity of using multiple GUI toolkits, all using the same core Python code. On OS X, the UI layer is written in Objective-C and uses Cocoa. On Linux, it's written in Python and uses Qt5.
The Cocoa UI of dupeGuru is hosted in a separate repo: https://github.com/hsoft/dupeguru-cocoa
Development has been slow this past year, however very close to getting all the different 4.0.4 releases posted. Most of the work this past year (2019) has been towards packaging the application and issues related to that.
Still looking for additional help especially with regards to:
- OSX maintenance (reproducing bugs & cocoa version)
- Linux maintenance (reproducing bugs)
Contents of this folder
This folder contains the source for dupeGuru. Its documentation is in
help, but is also
available online in its built form. Here's how this source tree is organized:
- core: Contains the core logic code for dupeGuru. It's Python code.
- qt: UI code for the Qt toolkit. It's written in Python and uses PyQt.
- images: Images used by the different UI codebases.
- pkg: Skeleton files required to create different packages
- help: Help document, written for Sphinx.
- locale: .po files for localization.
- hscommon: A collection of helpers used across HS applications.
- qtlib: A collection of helpers used across Qt UI codebases of HS applications.
How to build dupeGuru from source
For windows instructions see the Windows Instructions.
- Python 3.5+
dupeGuru is built with "make":
$ make $ make run
Generate Debian/Ubuntu package
$ bash -c "python3 -m venv --system-site-packages env && source env/bin/activate && pip install -r requirements.txt && python3 build.py --clean && python3 package.py"
The complete test suite is run with Tox 1.7+. If you have it installed system-wide, you
don't even need to set up a virtualenv. Just
cd into the root project folder and run
If you don't have Tox system-wide, install it in your virtualenv with
pip install tox and then
You can also run automated tests without Tox. Extra requirements for running tests are in
requirements-extra.txt. So, you can do
pip install -r requirements-extra.txt inside your
virtualenv and then
py.test core hscommon