how to find and remove duplicate files in ubuntu

Asked by ajmal_82

i have a huge almost 80gb or more songs and videos on my hard disk is there a way to find duplicate files a software that can help me out i have a freeware software in windows called easy duplicate finder but now its commercial also,natively i wanna run inside linux so linux should get more and more apps for users as the need comes isnt it?,thanks if developers hear my plea

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Best Eliah Kagan (degeneracypressure) said :

The application FSLint will do this, assuming all you need to do is to compare file names. I don't know of an application that will compare the contents of files. That would be somewhat difficult (though not technically impossible) as you could have two different files with different names and different binary contents that really represented the same audio or video (or other) file, but with different formats and/or encoding and/or settings used to create them.

FSLint is provided by the Ubuntu package "fslint"; you can find and install it in the Ubuntu Software Center (at the bottom of the Applications menu). Once installed, you can run it by going to Applications > System Tools > FSLint. (If you don't have an Applications > System Tools submenu now, you will once FSLint is installed.)

If you want to use a command-line program for this, you could try fdupes.

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ajmal_82 (ajmal-82) said :

Thanks Eliah Kagan, that solved my question.