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

Please let me know if this feature will be available in future versions
 
No plans for a feature like that in the foreseeable future, but myself and several other folks here use an app called Gemini that performs this function. Hope that helps!
 
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