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How to find ONLY duplicate files that have different names?

FSlint can find duplicate files. But suppose one has 10,000 songs or images and wants to find ONLY those files that are identical but have different names? Right now, I get a list that has hundreds of ...
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Find duplicates by filemane

I have about 167k files in single folder(for now) and renamed by this script in here: Renaming bunch of files, but only part of the title . How can I find duplicate files by their names (only digits ...
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How do I view non matching files only in fdupes?

I understand how fdupes works to find and display duplicate files when comparing two directories, what I would like to know, is how to do the opposite, that is, display any and all non matching files ...
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Some packages contain repeated meta data

For example, libelf1 has duplicate package meta data, i.e. $ apt-cache show libelf1 | grep 'Architecture:' Architecture: amd64 Architecture: amd64 Why is that?
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A utility to find duplicate folders (NOT files)

I know about rdfind that can find duplicate files in two directories. But I need a similar utility that finds duplicate folders (folders that have same name and same path relative to main directories) ...
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Find duplicate files: keep older version

I need a command line tool to remove duplicate files. There are several. But I could not find one which always keeps the older files and deletes the newer versions. I tried finddup, duff, fdupes. ...
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Desktop icons look like plain files on Cinnamon

I just installed Cinnamon on top of the default Unity DE and GDE, and for some weird reason I am not able to see the different icons on the desktop, they just look like white sheets of paper, even the ...
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btrfs: Resultant copy is twice the size of source

I just got an SSD and wanted to migrate my current Ubuntu installation to take advantage of its performance. So I booted to an Ubuntu live CD, mounted source (ext4) and target (SSD, btrfs mounted ...
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Duplicate sources.. How to solve this problem? [duplicate]

Hello so every time I run sudo apt-get update in konsole I get this at the end: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable/main amd64 Packages ...
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How to find (and delete) duplicate files among local disks and NAS? [duplicate]

I want to detect and delete duplicate files (same size) along local Disks and Nas Disks (The Nas Disks are mounted using Samba) I found the How to find and delete duplicate diles answer but I'm ...
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Find & Delete duplicated files on multiple harddisks at once

I have 4 hard disks and want to find out which files on this four harddisks (including sub directories) are duplicates. It should be checked not only within a harddisk but against all the others as ...
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search for duplicate photos

I have photos, in folder A, they also exist, in folders B and C. They have the same filenames. How to search for them and delete them from folder A? A perl script or something would be ideal since I ...
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File and folder comparison tool that compares only filenames?

I found this question already, which has a lot of good answers, but as far as I can tell none of the programs listed compare only the filenames. What program can I use to compare two directories and ...
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How does fdupes determine which file to keep and which to delete from set of duplicate files scattered in storage disk?

I just downloaded fdupes and was giving it a try. I am curious to know how the software goes about to determine which file it will put first when multiple files are found. I am running: Distributor ...
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how to uninstall fdupes from ubuntu

I have installed fdupes. I would like to know the authenticity of the program, any review would be highly appreciated. Now I want to uninstall the program from Ubuntu. Please help with the steps. ...
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How do I install DupeGuru Music Edition?

I need to install DupeGuru Music Edition but I do not know what files do I have to download for installing the software. The instructions spoke about Quantal, Saucy, Raring, Precise. What do these ...
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The file or folder /home/XXX/… does not exist. and cannot be deleted

I have a small problem with Kubuntu. I cannot detele some folders and files, it always says to me, the file or folder /src/ doesn't exist? and now I need to delete them, but i don't know how. someone ...
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Terminal shows more files on desktop than there are actually

I noticed this thing today and found it to be awkward. My desktop has the following files : But upon running ls in the terminal i got the following output: a.out htc_pass.sh ...
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How to remove duplicated directory?

I have two directory with same name of "Unread". ls -l drwx------ 1 vg vg 200 Aug 4 21:57 Unread drwx------ 1 vg vg 200 Aug 4 21:57 Unread when I rm/mv the directory named "Unread", one ...
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How to remove duplicate tracks from Rhythmbox?

I have Rhythmbox 2.97 on 32bit Ubuntu 12.10. I have a large number of duplicate music entries that don't show up in my music folder. I really would like to know if there's any plugin or any means ...
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Delete duplicate files with different extensions [duplicate]

/dir/ect/ory/ contains n folders each containing r files. Of which a certain number are the same file with a different file extension. These files are both in the same folder. Is there a simple way ...
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How does ubuntu handle multiple installations of software?

I'm a recent convert from Windows to Linux and I have a question about how Ubuntu/Linux takes care of duplications of files when installing software gets messy. To use an example, let me talk about ...
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How to clean duplicates existing in one folder from another recursively?

Summary: Folder A has only many Excelent files Folder B has many folders of mixed Excelent/Good/Bad files How can i delete files in Folder B folders only in case they will be in Folder A. Or simply ...
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Is there a way to find duplicate images in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way to compare folders in Ubuntu? I have tried to organize my photo folders many times...and for this reason I have several folders that contain the same files (maybe a ...
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How to use fdupes?

When i run fdupes ,it finds more than 30,000 of duplicate files.I need to keep one file and delete all other duplicates because some of them are systemfiles.Please give me a command or script to do ...
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Filesystem filling up due to large uvcydnctrl-udev.log file

Now my installation of Ubuntu costs me more than 100 GB of the hard drive space. And whenever I try fslint and fdupes, they say Permission denied to delete the duplicates. Please help me guys. ...
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I am receiving a message saying I have duplicate sources but I can't seem to find a duplicate of the line described, any ideas? [duplicate]

I receive this meassage when I run sudo apt-get update in the terminal:- Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ precise/partner i386 Packages ...
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Use a Clementine smart playlist to show duplicate songs

After switching to Ubuntu, I discovered iTunes had been storing duplicates of my music. e.g. Highway to Hell/ contains: Highway to Hell.mp3 Highway to Hell 1.mp3 Girls Got Rhythm.mp3 Girls Got ...
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How do I find and delete duplicate music tracks?

My issue is that for some reason I have duplicates of some music tracks. However they are not named identically. For instance: Music/Prefuse 73/One Word Extinguisher/07. Detchibe.mp3 & ...
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Music folder appearing twice on Dash

I installed 11.10 this week and, so far, this little detail have been bugging me. Since I moved my old audio files from a flash drive to the music folder, the music folder itself appears twice in the ...
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Identical folders in home directory after decryption of home directory failed

So this morning I turned on my laptop, and everything seemed to be going fine until I logged in. All my settings were gone, back to the default desktop, default programs and everything. I did an 'ls' ...
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To Remove Duplicates from two Ubuntu 11.04 installations

I usually use Dual boot with WinXP and UBUNTU 11.04, but few days ago,one colleague made a mistake by installing again Ubuntu 11.04 on same partition where already it was present. And Before that I ...
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Is there any program to detect duplicate images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find duplicate photos? The title says all: Is there any program to detect duplicate images? Regards.
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How to remove duplicate tracks from Banshee?

How to remove duplicate tracks from Banshee?
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Whitespaces error while coping files

my needs is to copy all files and folders of a "master" folder into all the usb keys mounted. So, i wrote this code: for usb_key in `ls /media/`; do for file in `ls -a ...
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How can I find duplicate songs?

The title says it all. How can I detect duplicates in my media library?