Dec 202008
 

Aria2 is a free opensource file download utility that supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent¬† (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE) and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP,HTTPS/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time. Using Metalink’s chunk checksums, aria2 automatically validates chunks of data while downloading a file like BitTorrent.
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Nov 112008
 

Baobab is a C/gtk+ application to analyse disk usage in any Gnome environment. Baobab can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch either on the local system or on a remote system. It also includes a complete file-search functionality and auto-detects in real-time any changes made to your home directory as far as any mounted/unmounted device. Baobab also provides a full graphical treemap window for each selected folder.

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Oct 282008
 

FSlint is a simple yet very easy to use utility to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem. i.e., unwanted or problematic cruft in your files or file names. For example, one form of lint it finds is duplicate files. FSlint operates in both GUI and Command Line mode and the GUI is very straight forward to use especially there isn’t much of hidden menu options.

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Oct 262008
 

fdupes is a simple Command Line utility to find and list duplicate files in the specified directories. fdupes can also delete the found duplicate files if instructed. fdupes can follow Symlinks and can be instructed to ignore hardlinks. fdupes can also show the size of the duplicate files.

fdupes is a simple and very efficient tool, easy to use.
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Jun 232008
 


md5sum is a builtin utility in openSUSE to verify if a file is reproduced exactly the same as the original. For instance, most if not all of the website from where you download files especially ISO files of operating systems for instance, they offer the MD5 Checksum files to cross verfiy that the download is not being tampered with or if there is a corrupted download. Another instance, would be a file copy where the same verification applies.

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