Consolidation program

Corey Edwards tensai at
Tue Oct 9 09:26:16 MDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 09:14 -0600, Dave Smith wrote:
> I have a co-worker who has hundreds of duplicate large files strewn 
> about his Linux file system, and I want to help him consolidate them. 
> What I have in mind is a program that will find all files with a certain 
> extension, md5sum them all, and then create a master directory with the 
> files, and replace all the duplicates with symbolic links. Does anyone 
> know of such a utility?

A quick search shows fdupes, kleansweep and fslint which all support
finding duplicates among other things. I've never really used any of
them before. I'm playing with kleansweep right now and it seems to work


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