A duplicate file finder, previewer, and deleter.
Ditto Hunt is a duplicate file finder that quickly finds duplicate files recursively under a folder and allows you to preview and then select which versions should be deleted or moved to another folder. It does not use filenames for comparison, and instead does a binary comparison of all files.
This utility is handy, for example, if you have a bunch of images and want to find and get rid of duplicate images. However, it can be used with any file type.
Quick duplicate file search.
Easy and straightforward to use.
This is just an overview of runtime requirements. All major versions of both the Python interpreter and QT API are supported.
For simplicity, instructions for only PyQt4 and Python2 are listed here. However, you can adjust to use any combination of Python2/Python3 and PyQt4/PyQt5/PySide if you prefer when it comes to runtime dependencies.
On Ubuntu or Debian, first install dependencies using the system package manager.
sudo apt-get install python python-qt4 python-pip
Then, use pip to install dittohunt.
pip install [--user] dittohunt
Or, if you’re installing from source:
pip install [--user] dittohunt-<version>.tar.bz2
The –user option causes dittohunt to be installed in your home directory under ~/.local. You may have to add this to your path in some environments.
Then, if you somehow get fed up with Ditto Hunt’s awesomeness, uninstall it.
pip uninstall dittohunt
Just execute dittohunt.
Ditto Hunt can use PyQt4, PyQt5, or PySide for its Qt API. As long as you have one installed, it will be automatically detected and used at runtime. However, if you wish to force a specific Qt API, you can set the QT_API environment variable to one of the following values when running.
QT_API=pyqt4 dittohunt QT_API=pyqt5 dittohunt QT_API=pyside dittohunt
Ditto Hunt is licensed under GPL Version 3. See the LICENSE.txt file. qt.py is licensed under 3-clause BSD. pyside_dyanmic.py is MIT licensed.
Ditto Hunt Release Notes
Version 1.1 16 July 2017
Fix README install instructions.
Show number of files in confirmation dialogs
Rework options for searching
Add refresh button
Add menu option to copy path to clipboard
Add handling of FindThread errors
Fix PyQt5 issue where progress dialog sometimes ghosts
Fix bug where status is not updated
Add expand/collapse actions
Add move button
Handle and show errors from FindThread
Show open menu for all tree items
Show PREVIEW in preview label when no image
Add tooltips for GUI widgets
Make statusbar message permanent
Version 1.0 15 July 2017
Initial alpha release.
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