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 Post subject: (SOLVED) duplicate video finder ?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:22 am 
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hello i have got quite a few videos on my acer aspire 5536 laptop running peppermint 2 and i am trying to find out if any one knows of an application i can use to find the duplicate ones please ?
i have been checking properties to see the file sizes but it will take me a long while this way.
thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: duplicate video finder ?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:38 am 
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You could try installing the fdupes package:
Code:
sudo apt-get install fdupes

Then in a terminal running:
Code:
fdupes -r /path/to/search >> ~/duplicates.txt

so if you wanted to recursively search your Home directory .. you'd run:
Code:
fdupes -r ~/ >> ~/duplicates.txt

You'll then find a file in you Home directory called duplicates.txt .. that contains the possible duplicates.

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Or if you'd prefer a GUI application that will search for duplicates, install fslint:
Code:
sudo apt-get install fslint

You'll then find it in the menus at System Tools > FSlint

hth.

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 Post subject: Re: duplicate video finder ?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 am 
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thank you i am trying it now.


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 Post subject: Re: duplicate video finder ?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:48 am 
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See the bit I added to my last reply .. about a GUI application for doing the same :)

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 Post subject: Re: duplicate video finder ?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:05 am 
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thank you i have now got rid of all my duplicate videos.


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