how to catalog my files

Kim Briggs patiodragon at
Sat May 31 21:05:07 UTC 2008

On 5/31/08, Doug Stewart <dastew at> wrote:
> I want to make a data base or file that has a list of all files ( or a
>  subsection of all files) and their location. This info should be
>  sortable by filename or date or size etc.
>  What I want to know  is how many duplicates I have across 3 computers.
>  2 windows XP and this Ubuntu one.
>  I am new to Linux and Ubuntu but back in CPM days ( 1982) I had such a
>  system and now would like it in Ubuntu.
>  Does this exist?
>  Doug
Hi Doug,

If you aren't more concerned about syncing the files than just
figuring out how many times you made duplicates, then I suggest you
look into the program called rsync.  You can run it with the -"av"
flags  (see doc link below) both ways between computers and ensure you
have all the latest files in both places.  It's very cool.


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