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Identify duplicate files or directories, and other filesystem issues. More information:

  • Check a directory for duplicates, empty files, and other issues:

rmlint {{path/to/directory}}

  • Delete duplicate files found by an execution of rmlint:


  • Find duplicate directory trees:

rmlint --merge-directories {{path/to/directory}}

  • Mark files at lower path [d]epth as originals:

rmlint --rank-by={{d}} {{path/to/directory}}

  • Mark files with shortest name [l]ength as originals:

rmlint --rank-by={{l}} {{path/to/directory}}

  • Find only duplicates that have the same filename in addition to the same contents:

rmlint --match-basename {{path/to/directory}}

  • Find all duplicates with the same extension:

rmlint --match-extension {{path/to/directory}}