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Analyse all files in a directory and manage duplicate files (the same file present with different names)

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This application help you cleaning your filesystem from duplicate files. The duplicate meaning here is: the same file is present with different names.

You can use it in this way:

Usage: [options] [directory]

  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a ACTION, --action=ACTION
                        Choose an action to do when a duplicate is found.
                        Valid options are print,rename,move; print is the
  -r, --recursive       Also check files in subdirectories recursively.
  -p PREFIX, --prefix=PREFIX
                        Prefix used for renaming duplicated files when the
                        'rename' action is chosen.
  -m PATH, --move-path=PATH
                        The directory where duplicate will be moved when the
                        'move' action is chosen.
  -s MIN_SIZE, --min-size=MIN_SIZE
                        Indicate the min size in byte of a file to be checked.
                        Default is 10. Empty file are always ignored.


  • Work on more that a folder.
  • A way to specify filters, to skip files or directory.


  • Thanks to Lord Epzylon for sending me some code and modifications.

Subversion and other

The SVN repository is hosted at the Keul’s Python Libraries



  • Added the ‘move’ action.
  • Added the –recursive option, to walk an entire tree of folders (thanks to Lord Epzylon).
  • Added the –min-size option, to specify a minimum size of the files to be checked.


  • Bad bug in the Code was ok but the 0.1.1 egg was not installable. Thanks to the everywhere present A. Jung.


  • Fix to the script.
  • Added doc infos.
  • First egg official release.

0.1.0 - Unreleased

  • First release

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