Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 15:27 -0400, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 14:30 -0400, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>>>> Very interesting.... I wonder how it compares the files and decides
>>>> which to delete? By name alone? File size? Time stamp? And does it move
>>>> the files to the Trash, or somewhere else? More research is needed....
>>> Interesting tool. However, you need to be very careful about merging
>>> file with it. It compares files by checksumming the contents. Files
>>> which are identical at a point in time, may not be appropriate to
>>> replace with either hardlinks or symlinks. The tool found a lot if
>>> identical files in my .evolution directory which would not be
>>> appropriate to symlink.
>> Hmmm, so it will only merge 2 files if they have identical contents?
>> e.g. 2 text.txt files will be merged, unless one has an extra letter?
> I do not see how it could work in any other way.
Well, I inquired because (aside from I just haven't had a spare minute
to look & test myself) it could simply look for duplicate names and go
But now that you've discovered & shared that it goes by a checksum of
the contents, I like it even more.
Will definitely have to make time to test.
--- Dave Woyciesjes
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