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I have about 1TB of data to sort out and need a good GUI package to find and safely delete the duplicate files. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 amd_64.
Would appriciate any thoughts on how to get it done. TIA maury
FSlint does a good job at this and it is in the repositories (and software center).
FSlint is a toolkit to clean filesystem lint. It includes a GTK+ GUI as well as a command line interface and can be used to reclaim disk space. It has an interface for uninstalling packages, and it can find things like:
Well, I guess the best way to describe it is I have a mess of accumulated
MP3 files (Radio shows and such) News stories of all sorts. Sometimes I would get duplicates and was saved wherever I had room. I finally have it all in one sock and want to get it sorted out and though the best way to start is get rid of duplicates. I may have to sort it into categories first?
This does get to be a puzzle. FSlint is easy to install, readily available, has a GUI, will find files with the same contents under a given directory (fdupes is one of the tools it uses, I think) that you can delete as you choose, and will do other useful things to help clean up a file system.