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Locate duplicate files under Ubuntu (And some ranting)

Edit: Post updated due to obvious user error ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking for a program to find dublicate files? Then fdupe saves the day!

root@bais:/home/samba/raid0# apt-cache search fdupe
fdupes – identifies duplicate files within given directories

By the way, how come the apt search gives to random results?

torhenning@bais:~$ sudo apt-cache search duplicate
….
mirror – keeps FTP archives up-to-date
vlc – multimedia player and streamer
(and a lot of other irrelevant crap)

Can`t exactly say that having to grep in a search results is a good “feature”..

3 replies on “Locate duplicate files under Ubuntu (And some ranting)”

Might be because it searches descriptions by default:

$ apt-cache show mirror | grep duplicate
Mirror uses the FTP protocol to locally duplicate remote host files and

And btw. since this is old quality software it has ofc. a documented parameter to only search names:
–names-only, -n
Only search on the package names, not the long descriptions.
Configuration Item: APT::Cache::NamesOnly.

I will leave you with a quick RTFM ๐Ÿ˜‰

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