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Finding duplicate files with FDupes

Date: 2013-10-19
Status: release
Tags: OSX

Using FDupes

# run this command to install the fdupes command line tools for OSX Mavericks
brew install fdupes

# example of 2 directories
fdupes /dir1 /dir2

# real example of 2 directories
fdupes /Users/ryan/Dropbox/Camera\ Uploads /Users/ryan/Desktop/Phone\ Photos

# add the -d flag to prompt for deletion, in the form of 1, 2, etc. and 'all'

# Example of 1 directory
fdupes /Users/ryan/Dropbox/Library/documents