For us, the disk is full is one of the thorny issues. No matter how careful we are, we always possible to copy the same file to multiple different places, or unknowingly repeat the download of the same file. So, sooner or later you will see a "disk full" error message. If this time we do need some disk space to store important data, the above scenario is undoubtedly the worst. If you believe that your system has duplicate files, then dupeGuru might help you.
dupeGuru team also developed a music file named dupeGuru Music Edition application to remove duplicate, and named dupeGuru Picture Edition application to remove duplicate image files.
1. dupeGuru (Standard Edition)
We need to tell those who are not familiar with dupeGuru, which is a free, open source, cross-platform application, its purpose is to find and remove duplicate files in the system. It can be used under Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X platforms. By using a fast fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate files in minutes. At the same time, you can also adjust it to the exact dupeGuru find duplicate files of a specific file type, and you want to remove from the file, remove some files. It supports English, French, German, Chinese (simplified), Czech, Italian, Armenian, Russian, Ukrainian, Brazilian and Vietnamese.
DupeGuru installed in Ubuntu 14.10 / 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04
dupeGuru developers have built an Ubuntu PPA (Personal Package Archives) to simplify the installation process. Want to install dupeGuru, followed by typing the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: hsoft / ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dupeguru-se
Very easy to use, you can start dupeGuru from the Unity panel or menu.
Click the + button at the bottom to add the directory you want to scan documents. Click the Scan button to start to find duplicate files.
Once the selected directory contains duplicate files, duplicate files it will show in the window. My download directory there is a duplicate file.
Now, you can decide what to do next. You can delete duplicate files, or rename it, or copy / move to another location. To this end, the duplicate file option, if you select the "Show only repeat" option, only duplicate files visible in the window, so you can easily select or write in the menu bar select the "display only duplicate" Select and delete these files. Click the "Actions" drop-down menu, select the last operation you performed. Here, I just want to delete duplicate files, so I chose "Move to Trash tag files" option.
Next, click "Continue" option to remove duplicate files.
2. dupeGuru Music Edition
dupeGuru Music Edition or simply dupeGuru ME, its function is similar to dupeGuru. It has all the features of dupeGuru, but it contains more information columns (such as bitrate, duration, tags, etc.) and more scan types (filename with fields such as, labels, and audio content). And, like dupeGuru, dupeGuru ME can run on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X in.
It supports many formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC (iTunes format), OGG, FLAC, AAC and less distortion and WMA format.
In Ubuntu 14.10 / 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 installed dupeGuru ME
Now, we do not have to add any PPA, because in the previous step, we have been added. Therefore, type the following command in the terminal to install it:
sudo apt-get install dupeguru-me
You can start it from the Unity panel or menu. dupeGuru ME to use, user interface and appearance and normal dupeGuru similar. Add directory you want to scan and choose what you want to do. Duplicate music files will be deleted.
3. dupeGuru Picture Edition
dupeGuru Picture Edition, or simply duepGuru PE, is a find duplicate images in your computer tool. It dupeGuru similar, but unique image matching duplicate functions. dupeGuru PE can run on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X in.
dupeGuru PE supports JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF and BMP image formats. All of these formats can be compared simultaneously. Mac OS X version of dupeGuru PE also supports PSD and RAW (CR2 and NEF) format.
DupeGuru PE is installed in Ubuntu 14.10 / 14.04 / 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.04 in
Since we have added PPA, we do not have to add dupeGuru PE again. Just run the following command to install it.
sudo apt-get install dupeguru-pe
Start it, add the directory you want to scan, and choose what you want to do. In this way, your duplicate files will be cleared.
If for any security problems can not be removed some duplicate files, note the location of these files, through a terminal or a file manager to manually delete them.