fdupes is a program for identifying duplicate files residing within specified directories
This modified version of fdupes includes a patch from:
* debian/patches/50_bts284274_hardlinkreplace.dpatch - added -L / --linkhard to make fdupes replace files with hardlinks. Also update the manual page; thanks to Rupert Levene for the report and to Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña for the patch; Closes: #284274 * -M parameter for searching with minimum size by Hesse Hämäläinen
Usage: fdupes [options] DIRECTORY... -r --recurse for every directory given follow subdirectories encountered within -R --recurse: for each directory given after this option follow subdirectories encountered within (note the ':' at the end of the option, manpage for more details) -s --symlinks follow symlinks -H --hardlinks normally, when two or more files point to the same disk area they are treated as non-duplicates; this option will change this behavior -n --noempty exclude zero-length files from consideration -A --nohidden exclude hidden files from consideration -f --omitfirst omit the first file in each set of matches -1 --sameline list each set of matches on a single line -M --minimum minimum size of files to consider -S --size show size of duplicate files -m --summarize summarize dupe information -q --quiet hide progress indicator -d --delete prompt user for files to preserve and delete all others; important: under particular circumstances, data may be lost when using this option together with -s or --symlinks, or when specifying a particular directory more than once; refer to the fdupes documentation for additional information -L --linkhard hardlink duplicate files to the first file in each set of duplicates without prompting the user -N --noprompt together with --delete, preserve the first file in each set of duplicates and delete the rest without without prompting the user -D --debug enable debugging information each set of duplicates without prompting the user -v --version display fdupes version -h --help display this help message
Unless -1 or --sameline is specified, duplicate files are listed together in groups, each file displayed on a separate line. The groups are then separated from each other by blank lines.
When -1 or --sameline is specified, spaces and backslash characters () appearing in a filename are preceded by a backslash character. For instance, "with spaces" becomes "with\ spaces".
When using -d or --delete, care should be taken to insure against accidental data loss. While no information will be immediately lost, using this option together with -s or --symlink can lead to confusing information being presented to the user when prompted for files to preserve. Specifically, a user could accidentally preserve a symlink while deleting the file it points to. A similar problem arises when specifying a particular directory more than once. All files within that directory will be listed as their own duplicates, leading to data loss should a user preserve a file without its "duplicate" (the file itself!).
-M specifies minimum size of files to consider in bytes. Files smaller than this will be disregarded from duplicate list despite if there is or isn't any duplicates. Useful for finding large duplicate files.
FDUPES Copyright (c) 1999 Adrian Lopez
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