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
Current status: Unmaintained
I haven't worked on dupeGuru for a while and frankly, I don't want to. I never had any duplicate problems so I don't even care about the raison d'être of this thing.
I don't want to answer incoming issues and I don't want to let them pile off unanswered either, that feels rude. So here I am, being straightforward about it.
If you're considering using dupeGuru, you might want to give it a try but if it doesn't meet your needs I suggest that you use another program because it's unlikely to ever be improved again.
If you're a developer wanting to pick it up, by all means, do so! Fork it off and release something. I will be more than happy to "officially" point to any fork that remotely looks like a serious effort. I will also be happy to assist if you have questions about the code.
Good bye dupeGuru, Virgil Dupras
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 organised:
- 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 localisation.
There are also other sub-folder that comes from external repositories and are part of this repo as git submodules:
- 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 3.4+
dupeGuru is built with "make":
$ make $ make run
Generate Ubuntu packages
$ bash -c "pyvenv --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