Even though the cost of storage per GB continues to fall, it’s common for users to need to find and remove duplicates files. The process of finding and removing duplicates is time-consuming. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that are designed to remove the laborious nature of finding duplicates.
dupeGuru is a cross-platform GUI tool to find duplicate files in a system. It has three modes, Standard, Music and Picture, with each mode having its own scan types and unique features.
dupeGuru is written in Python.
It’s very easy to get up-and-running by cloning the project’s GitHub repository and compiling the code.
$ git clone https://github.com/arsenetar/dupeguru.git
$ cd dupeguru
$ make -j4
$ make run
The -j flag enables the compiler to use more cores, which speeds up compilation.
For Arch based distros, there’s a package available in the Arch User Repository. There’s also a Personal Package Archive for Ubuntu.
The project also provides 32 and 64-bit binaries for Windows.
Next page: Page 2 – In Operation
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary
dupeGuru looks a tad basic really. fdupes is much better.
fdupes features in our Essential System Tools.