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Hard links might not be the best idea; if one user changes the file, it affects both. However, deleting a hard link doesn't delete both files. Plus, I am not entirely sure if Hard Links take up the same amount of space (on the hard disk, not the OS) as multiple copies of the same file; according to Windows (with the Link Shell Extension), they do. Granted, ...


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I ran across fdupes as an answer to this similar question: http://superuser.com/questions/386199/how-to-remove-duplicated-files-in-a-directory I was able to apt-get install fdupes on Ubuntu. You will definitely want to read the man page. In my case, I was able to get the desired results like so: fdupes -qdN -r /ops/backup/ Which says "look recursively ...



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