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       finddup - Find identical files and do something with them


              finddup [options...]

       --man  the manpage

       -h, --help
              a short help

              the version (CVS) of the program

       -n, --noaction
              do just nothing, just print out (implies -v)

       -v, --verbose
              just what the name says

       -q, --quiet
              be quiet

       -l, --link
              link the identical files together

       -o, --oldresult
              Use the old output of this script

       -i, --ignore-perms
              Don't check that file owner and permissions match

       -d, --dir
              Define the dir to check (you may specify more than one)


       finddup  search  the  working  directory  and  all  files  below on the same partition for
       duplicate files.

       finddup can optional hardlink such files to save space.

       Files size 0 will not be reported or hardlinked as this might give problemes later.

       This is a complete rewrite of the finddup in perl to handle several issues:

         - Allow spaces and other characters in filenames

         - be faster

         - include nodup in same script

         - Handle files that already have other hardlinks in the same tree

         - Several improvements

       If started as nodup or the script will act like started with options  --link  and


       Copyright (c) 2005 by Klaus Ethgen. All rights reserved.


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as  published  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation;  either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave,  Cambridge,  MA  02139,


       Klaus Ethgen <<gt>


       $Log:  finddup,v  $  Revision 2.3  2005/02/06 18:57:42  klaus * Make --oldresult faster by
       not calculating the md5sum again * Fix a but that with --oldresult no links will  be  done
       cause the internal
         datastructure * Do handle errors in open for md5sum calculation

       Revision 2.2  2005/02/06 12:21:02  klaus Little but important bug in link routine.

       Revision 2.1  2005/02/05 18:43:11  klaus Just cosmetic

       Revision 2.0  2005/02/05 18:41:20  klaus Completely new version