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Tool to remove duplicates and other lint, being much faster than fdupes

rmlint finds space waste and other broken things on your filesystem and offers to remove it.



   …Duplicate Files and duplicate directories.
   …Nonstripped binaries (i.e. binaries with debug symbols)
   …Broken symbolic links.
   …Empty files and directories.
   …Files with broken user or/and group ID.

Differences to other duplicate finders:

   Extremely fast (no exaggeration, we promise!)
   Paranoia mode for those who do not trust hashsums.
   Many output formats.
   No interactivity.
   Search for files only newer than a certain mtime.
   Many ways to handle duplicates.
   Caching and replaying.
   btrfs support.

It runs and compiles under most Unices, including GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Darwin. The main target is GNU/Linux though, some optimisations might not be available elsewhere.



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14 September 2020

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