I am in the process of using Syncthing across my systems to sync and consolidating many, many files accumulated over the years in various versions of the stardard xdg-user-dirs (Documents, Downloads, Music, Photos, Videos, etc).

What's the best way to eliminate all the duplicate files?


The best tool I've found so far is DupeGuru. It's free and there is a PPA for Ubuntu. There are also specialized versions for picture and music files.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hsoft/ppa
sudo apt-get-update; sudo apt-get install dupeguru-se dupeguru-me dupeguru-pe

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