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Greg B 2011-04-09 03:42 PM

Finding duplicate files
 
I have two 750GB drives in my old Power Mac G5 with both approaching 10% free space. On the second drive I have accumulated the contents of a succession of retired machines so it now has numerous duplicate files spread over various branches of the file system. I seem to remember using Norton Utilities (anybody remember those days) in my pre-Mac days to display just the files in a big long list without the path, so as to identify duplicate files.

Is there any way to make ODS perform a similar operation? Ideally, with all the duplicates grouped together, one could simply keep the newest file and eliminate the older ones. I assume some combination of ls options in terminal might do the job, but I haven't been able to figure that out either.

(Power Mac G5 2.7, 10.4.11, Mac mini 2.4 Intel 10.6.7)

Brian 2011-04-11 03:26 PM

Sorry, OmniDiskSweeper doesn't have a feature like this. It's something we discussed at various times, but didn't complete work on before development on the app was put on hold indefinitely.

jsmith 2012-08-04 04:31 AM

We really want this feature in OmniDiskSweeper but it doesn't have a feature like this.

jsmith 2012-08-04 04:36 AM

[QUOTE=Greg B;95677]I have two 750GB drives in my old Power Mac G5 with both approaching 10% free space. On the second drive I have accumulated the contents of a succession of retired machines so it now has numerous [URL="http://www.ashisoft.com"]duplicate files[/URL] spread over various branches of the file system. I seem to remember using Norton Utilities (anybody remember those days) in my pre-Mac days to display just the files in a big long list without the path, so as to identify duplicate files.

Is there any way to make ODS perform a similar operation? Ideally, with all the duplicates grouped together, one could simply keep the newest file and eliminate the older ones. I assume some combination of ls options in terminal might do the job, but I haven't been able to figure that out either.

(Power Mac G5 2.7, 10.4.11, Mac mini 2.4 Intel 10.6.7)[/QUOTE]


Please let me know if this feature will be available in future versions

Brian 2012-08-06 03:36 PM

No plans for a feature like that in the foreseeable future, but myself and several other folks here use an app called [URL="http://macpaw.com/gemini"]Gemini[/URL] that performs this function. Hope that helps!

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