Duplicate files

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed Apr 1 09:12:57 UTC 2009

Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Eberhard Roloff wrote:
>>> Steven Vollom wrote:
>>> I don't know what to keep or discard
>>>> from what I read.  Could you possible give me a clue.  I wouldn't even 
>>>> know what to Google.
>>> My sincere recommendation is to STOP here.
>>> As Matthew recommended, install filelight and/or kdirstat.
>> Not me, Clay!  I would never recommend a graphical utility for file
>> manipulation (big ;)).
>> Matt Flaschen
> Sorry! I bear the blame..
> I would!
> Especially for users that have no clue how to handle the textual output 
> flood of the commandline tool. So CL might be better, but when it will 
> not help?
> Eberhard

just to add and clarify:

fdupes and tools like kdirstat actually do serve different purposes.

fdupes finds duplicates of files, while kdirstat and the like will show, 
where your harddisk space is gone.

Steven, if you want to look for duplicate files graphically, you can 
install kleansweep which does a bit of what fdupes does.

Apparently, I was implicitly assuming that Stevens main problem is not 
finding duplicate files but finding what consumes his disk space.
And this was not his question!

Please accept my apologies.


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