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[Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

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[Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#1 Postby MX-16_fan » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:15 pm

@all:

dupeGuru is a GUI based tool to find duplicate files on computers (https://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/). It's available for Ubuntu, OSX and MS Windows, but unfortunately not yet for MX-16.

dupeGuru can scan both filenames and, which is very cool, contents. The filename scan even features some algorithm that is to find duplicate filenames even when they are not letter by letter the same. In order to tidy up you storage, it seems to me personally that it's a perfect tool which might in some way (regarding this specific task) be a lot more user friendly than the FSlint Janitor.

dupeGuru used to be proprietary shareware but it's now open sourced under BSD license (https://www.hardcoded.net/articles/free ... s-in-trade).

Documentation is available here: https://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/help ... ibute.html. If something is missing in the documentation, the programmer writes he can be contacted via hsoft@hardcoded.net.

Source code is on GitHub: https://github.com/hsoft/dupeguru. There's also an Ubuntu PPA: https://launchpad.net/~hsoft/+archive/ubuntu/ppa (don't know if that helps).

If it's possible, it would be great to have dupeGuru on MX-16.


Greetings, Joe

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Re: [Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#2 Postby Stevo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:42 pm

I'll see about packaging it.

Thanks for the links. The PPA is actually the most help for us Repo Men, since it provides a ready-made "debianization" build blueprint we can resuse for our builds. Without that, it's a lot more effort for us to debianize a program from raw source.

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Re: [Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#3 Postby v3g4n » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:10 pm

Stevo wrote:Without that, it's a lot more effort for us to debianize a program from raw source.

That, and I still haven't learned how to. :frown: Should probably do that one of these days.

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Re: [Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#4 Postby Stevo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:41 pm

Packages are done and on the way to the MX 15/16 test repo.

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Re: [Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#5 Postby MX-16_fan » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Stevo wrote:Packages are done and on the way to the MX 15/16 test repo.


@Stevo, @v3g4n:

You are super cool package maintainers and builders! Thank you so much!

Maybe that would be something for upstream also? Don't know how commuication flow towards upstream works. I'd love to know understand how it works, however.


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Re: [Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#6 Postby MX-16_fan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:13 am

@Stevo, @v3g4n:

Stevo wrote:Packages are done and on the way to the MX 15/16 test repo.


Just tried it out. Seems to work like a charm. I'll keep you informed in case I encounter any issues.

Thanks again so much, you are fantastic!


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Re: [Needs packaging] dupeGuru (cool GUI duplicate finder)

#7 Postby Stevo » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:39 pm

Glad to hear that it's working well for you!


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