Matthew Rosewarne on 23 Nov 2008 15:00:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] finding duplicate files

On Saturday 22 November 2008, Art Alexion wrote:
> I have a directory with a lot of files, a number of which are identical,
> except for filename.  What is the most efficient way to find (and
> ultimately delete) the duplicates?

Instead of hacking together some script, just use finddup from the "perforate" 
package.  It also has an option to hard-link any duplicate files it finds.

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