Free Software Foundation!

Join now

Difference between revisions of "Dupseek"

From Free Software Directory
Jump to: navigation,
(Added link to DUFF which is a similar program.)
(partial recheck of the package)
Line 13: Line 13:
|Version download=
|Version download=
|Version comment=1.3 beta released 2005-03-13
|Version comment=1.3 beta released 2005-03-13
|Last review by=Janet Casey
|Last review by=enyst
|Last review date=2005-03-13
|Last review date=2013/12/19
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
Line 23: Line 23:
{{Project license
{{Project license
|License verified by=Janet Casey
|License verified by=enyst
|License verified date=2003-06-02
|License verified date=2013/12/19

Latest revision as of 12:57, 19 December 2013


Finds and removes duplicate files

Dupseek groups files by size, then reads and compares small chunks of the files of the same size. It creates smaller groups depending on these comparisons. It proceeds with bigger and bigger chunks (of size up to a hard-coded limit). It stops reading from files as soon as they form a single-element group or they are read completely (which only happens when they have a very high probability of having duplicates). The program does remove files, but it asks first. Dupseek aims for maximum efficiency by keeping file reads to a minimum and is much better than other similar programs when dealing with groups of large files of the same size. It can be interrupted at any moment. The user is then presented with partial results and can either intervene manually or go on with the reading and computation, on a group-by-group basis.

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2enyst19 December 2013

Leaders and contributors

Antonio Bellezza Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl
Required to use File_Find

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 December 2013.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.

Personal tools