Fslint duplicate file, lint and cruft cleaner for Linux

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  1. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    FSlint is a utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem.
    I.E. unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names.
    For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files.
    It has both GUI and command line modes.

    http://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/

    Its in the repos of Ubuntu but I use the latest one from the site.
     
  2. RayArdia

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    I've got fslint installed on Ubuntu 11.10 and it won't find duplicates in my Photos folder although I know that a great many exist.
    Perhaps if I knew how to use it from the Command line that might help?
     
  3. linuxforall

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    Shotwell finds dupes quite well when it comes to photos.
     
  4. RayArdia

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    Re. Shotwell - didn't know it had that feature. Will investigate.
     
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    Can't find any 'duplicate finder' feature in Shotwell, could you please point me in the right direction?:)
     
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    We seem to have digressed a little. My original question was along the lines of 'Why doesn't fslint detect ANY duplicates in a folder which I know has hundreds'?
    Latest version is installed.
     
  7. linuxforall

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    When you import media into shotwell it detects dupes and removes them accordingly. As for fslint not being able to detect any dupes, I tried it a while back and on my distro it was able to detect several dupe files, check with the dev for your issue.
     
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