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Set of utilities to find and clean various forms of lint on a filesystem, such as duplicate files, empty directories, and bad file names.
License:GPL 2+


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FSlint is a utility to find and clean various forms of unwanted extraneous files on a computer file system. This excess of unnecessary files is referred to as lint. FSlint will help find unwanted or problematic lint in your files or file names. The most common forms of lint FSlint finds are duplicate files, empty directories, and improper names. FSlint has multiple tools to perform a multitude of tasks in both the graphical interface and command line modes.

There are a total of ten utilities available in both FSlint's graphical and command-line modes, plus two others (find and zipdir) that are available in command-line mode only:

  • findup - find DUPlicate files
  • findnl - find Name Lint (problems with filenames)
  • findu8 - find filenames with invalid utf8 encoding
  • findbl - find Bad Links (various problems with symlinks)
  • findsn - find Same Name (problems with clashing names)
  • finded - find Empty Directories
  • findid - find files with dead user IDs
  • findns - find Non Stripped executables
  • findrs - find Redundant Whitespace in files
  • findtf - find Temporary Files
  • findul - find possibly Unused Libraries
  • zipdir - Reclaim wasted space in ext2 directory entries

FSlint is copyrighted 2000-2009 Padraig Brady, P@draigBrady.com. The program is free software and can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.

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FSlint can be found in the online repositories of several major Linux releases, and it can be easily installed through the package manager. Detailed information on how to install FSlint for a variety of distributions is kept up-to-date on FSlint's homepage, http://www.pixelbeat.org/fslint/

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A general man page is available. Information on use of individual utilities is available by adding the flag --help to the path to the utility. In addition, documentation for both the GUI and command line tools is available at http://en.flossmanuals.net/FSlint/. A FAQ is available at https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pixelb/fslint/master/doc/FAQ

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2017-11-24 20:04:39
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/8d8858323b28beac2d62647a3ccaee68eb5232af use new exception syntax suported by python-2.6]
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2017-02-24 04:49:38
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/4b931d09952c963b9a695241e9579a13f2ed639d update Japanese translation]
by pixelb https://github.com/pixelb
2017-02-24 04:10:15
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/9efd7fff8a26457b2d48be9ca4276153cba80563 follow command line symlinks by default]
by pixelb https://github.com/pixelb
2017-02-18 03:46:17
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/c900f2676db00ac232142cfbcfae87b11c82efef remove perl dependency from package specs]
by pixelb https://github.com/pixelb
2017-02-16 03:05:25
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/f5ebd3d326b77a1fb5aab7e79ef72aa4362ca6a6 sync translations from launchpad]
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