Duplicate files

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Wed Apr 1 00:48:59 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> I just installed fdupes.  I want to lean my primary drive partition.  It 
> is sda1.  I have 44gb of OS files and application files in a 50gb 
> partition.

It is hard for me to believe the OS is using 44 GB, on a Linux machine.
 I expect some of this is your data.

Can you run:

df -Th

with the filesystem in question mounted?  Assuming it is /, the command
would be:

fdupes -nr /

That does  a recursive search for duplicate files on /, ignoring empty

This will take a fairly long time, so don't run it until you're sure you
 have the command right.  It will print each duplicate set, with spaces
between sets.  E.g.



You have to decide which (if any) duplicate you want to delete.

Matt Flaschen

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