Duplicates finder in Fedora

can anyone recommend a tool that scans my home folder for duplicates?

I have tried a few but none of them work.

Can’t believe we don’t have a working tool in our repos…

  • edit: and then there is Czkawka (Czkawka | Flathub) on flathub, which doesn’t work either. I used flatseal to grant permission scanning my home dir but still the software hangs in the initial stage at 0,0% for over an hour. Piece of ----.

I found, but have never tried, the following:

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I’ll give Rdfind a try.

that rpm didn’t work (wasn’t able to start the program), despite matching the requested pyton version. (moreover, I need software from an offical repo - I have no time to manually update packages).

EDIT: rdfindworks fine - I’d prefer a GUI software for that purpose, but ok, I can live without.

EDIT2: after restarting my machine, I am able to use Czkawka (Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux) - this tool looks promising too. I has a lot of options and features.

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Is anyone still using rdfind? I just noticed that it has been retired and is not available in Fedora 38. Had it on my laptop but it has been a long time since I’ve been using it. Still, if someone needs it we/I can unretire and take care of it, it seems like low maintenance to me. (Not sure why it was retired in the first place though.)


There is jdupes in repos, which claims to be better and faster than fdupes.

I have not used any of the other tools to compare, but jdupes seems fast to me (scanned ~300k files in my home folder in just over 2 minutes), and easy to use with sensible options.

rdfind was retired after 6 weeks orphaned and nobody claimed it. Not sure why it was orphaned, either maintainer(s) were inactive or didn’t want it any more. See here for claiming retired packages.

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I started using detwinner (linked above), and I am actually quite happy, especially on how I can select a scheme after which duplicates are removed.

I would like to install rdfind.

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Requested unretirement, if anyone here wants to co/maintain let me know!


I also found Czkawka (pronounced tch•kav•ka (IPA: [ˈʧ̑kafka]), “hiccup” in Polish) (the gif below is from the project’s GitHub repo) :

Czkawka usage example

There are various ways it can be installed, but the easiest is as a Flatpak by running:

flatpak install flathub com.github.qarmin.czkawka

or as an rpm by running the following commands:

sudo yum install gtk4-devel glib2-devel
sudo dnf -y install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf -y install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo dnf -y install ffmpeg

It seems to be a nice tool and I think it’s worth a try.

Good news: rdfind has been reinstated by someone else and is available again on Fedora :party:

(I tried to revive it quickly but it was too old and needed a new review process and with that landed somewhere at the bottom of my todo list)