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Finds duplicate files in a set of directories. More information:

  • Search a single directory:

fdupes {{path/to/directory}}

  • Search multiple directories:

fdupes {{directory1}} {{directory2}}

  • Search a directory recursively:

fdupes -r {{path/to/directory}}

  • Search multiple directories, one recursively:

fdupes {{directory1}} -R {{directory2}}

  • Search recursively and replace duplicates with hardlinks:

fdupes -rH {{path/to/directory}}

  • Search recursively for duplicates and display interactive prompt to pick which ones to keep, deleting the others:

fdupes -rd {{path/to/directory}}

  • Search recursively and delete duplicates without prompting:

fdupes -rdN {{path/to/directory}}