rclone dedupe


rclone dedupe

Interactively find duplicate files delete/rename them.

Synopsis

By default dedup interactively finds duplicate files and offers to delete all but one or rename them to be different. Only useful with Google Drive which can have duplicate file names.

The dedupe command will delete all but one of any identical (same md5sum) files it finds without confirmation. This means that for most duplicated files the dedupe command will not be interactive. You can use --dry-run to see what would happen without doing anything.

Here is an example run.

Before - with duplicates

$ rclone lsl drive:dupes
  6048320 2016-03-05 16:23:16.798000000 one.txt
  6048320 2016-03-05 16:23:11.775000000 one.txt
   564374 2016-03-05 16:23:06.731000000 one.txt
  6048320 2016-03-05 16:18:26.092000000 one.txt
  6048320 2016-03-05 16:22:46.185000000 two.txt
  1744073 2016-03-05 16:22:38.104000000 two.txt
   564374 2016-03-05 16:22:52.118000000 two.txt

Now the dedupe session

$ rclone dedupe drive:dupes
2016/03/05 16:24:37 Google drive root 'dupes': Looking for duplicates using interactive mode.
one.txt: Found 4 duplicates - deleting identical copies
one.txt: Deleting 2/3 identical duplicates (md5sum "1eedaa9fe86fd4b8632e2ac549403b36")
one.txt: 2 duplicates remain
  1:      6048320 bytes, 2016-03-05 16:23:16.798000000, md5sum 1eedaa9fe86fd4b8632e2ac549403b36
  2:       564374 bytes, 2016-03-05 16:23:06.731000000, md5sum 7594e7dc9fc28f727c42ee3e0749de81
s) Skip and do nothing
k) Keep just one (choose which in next step)
r) Rename all to be different (by changing file.jpg to file-1.jpg)
s/k/r> k
Enter the number of the file to keep> 1
one.txt: Deleted 1 extra copies
two.txt: Found 3 duplicates - deleting identical copies
two.txt: 3 duplicates remain
  1:       564374 bytes, 2016-03-05 16:22:52.118000000, md5sum 7594e7dc9fc28f727c42ee3e0749de81
  2:      6048320 bytes, 2016-03-05 16:22:46.185000000, md5sum 1eedaa9fe86fd4b8632e2ac549403b36
  3:      1744073 bytes, 2016-03-05 16:22:38.104000000, md5sum 851957f7fb6f0bc4ce76be966d336802
s) Skip and do nothing
k) Keep just one (choose which in next step)
r) Rename all to be different (by changing file.jpg to file-1.jpg)
s/k/r> r
two-1.txt: renamed from: two.txt
two-2.txt: renamed from: two.txt
two-3.txt: renamed from: two.txt

The result being

$ rclone lsl drive:dupes
  6048320 2016-03-05 16:23:16.798000000 one.txt
   564374 2016-03-05 16:22:52.118000000 two-1.txt
  6048320 2016-03-05 16:22:46.185000000 two-2.txt
  1744073 2016-03-05 16:22:38.104000000 two-3.txt

Dedupe can be run non interactively using the --dedupe-mode flag or by using an extra parameter with the same value

  • --dedupe-mode interactive - interactive as above.
  • --dedupe-mode skip - removes identical files then skips anything left.
  • --dedupe-mode first - removes identical files then keeps the first one.
  • --dedupe-mode newest - removes identical files then keeps the newest one.
  • --dedupe-mode oldest - removes identical files then keeps the oldest one.
  • --dedupe-mode rename - removes identical files then renames the rest to be different.

For example to rename all the identically named photos in your Google Photos directory, do

rclone dedupe --dedupe-mode rename "drive:Google Photos"

Or

rclone dedupe rename "drive:Google Photos"
rclone dedupe [mode] remote:path

Options

      --dedupe-mode string   Dedupe mode interactive|skip|first|newest|oldest|rename. (default "interactive")

Options inherited from parent commands

      --acd-templink-threshold int        Files >= this size will be downloaded via their tempLink. (default 9G)
      --acd-upload-wait-per-gb duration   Additional time per GB to wait after a failed complete upload to see if it appears. (default 3m0s)
      --ask-password                      Allow prompt for password for encrypted configuration. (default true)
      --b2-chunk-size int                 Upload chunk size. Must fit in memory. (default 96M)
      --b2-test-mode string               A flag string for X-Bz-Test-Mode header.
      --b2-upload-cutoff int              Cutoff for switching to chunked upload (default 190.735M)
      --b2-versions                       Include old versions in directory listings.
      --bwlimit int                       Bandwidth limit in kBytes/s, or use suffix b|k|M|G
      --checkers int                      Number of checkers to run in parallel. (default 8)
  -c, --checksum                          Skip based on checksum & size, not mod-time & size
      --config string                     Config file. (default "/home/ncw/.rclone.conf")
      --contimeout duration               Connect timeout (default 1m0s)
      --cpuprofile string                 Write cpu profile to file
      --delete-after                      When synchronizing, delete files on destination after transfering
      --delete-before                     When synchronizing, delete files on destination before transfering
      --delete-during                     When synchronizing, delete files during transfer (default)
      --delete-excluded                   Delete files on dest excluded from sync
      --drive-auth-owner-only             Only consider files owned by the authenticated user. Requires drive-full-list.
      --drive-chunk-size int              Upload chunk size. Must a power of 2 >= 256k. (default 8M)
      --drive-formats string              Comma separated list of preferred formats for downloading Google docs. (default "docx,xlsx,pptx,svg")
      --drive-full-list                   Use a full listing for directory list. More data but usually quicker. (obsolete)
      --drive-upload-cutoff int           Cutoff for switching to chunked upload (default 8M)
      --drive-use-trash                   Send files to the trash instead of deleting permanently.
      --dropbox-chunk-size int            Upload chunk size. Max 150M. (default 128M)
  -n, --dry-run                           Do a trial run with no permanent changes
      --dump-auth                         Dump HTTP headers with auth info
      --dump-bodies                       Dump HTTP headers and bodies - may contain sensitive info
      --dump-filters                      Dump the filters to the output
      --dump-headers                      Dump HTTP headers - may contain sensitive info
      --exclude stringArray               Exclude files matching pattern
      --exclude-from stringArray          Read exclude patterns from file
      --files-from stringArray            Read list of source-file names from file
  -f, --filter stringArray                Add a file-filtering rule
      --filter-from stringArray           Read filtering patterns from a file
      --ignore-existing                   Skip all files that exist on destination
      --ignore-size                       Ignore size when skipping use mod-time or checksum.
  -I, --ignore-times                      Don't skip files that match size and time - transfer all files
      --include stringArray               Include files matching pattern
      --include-from stringArray          Read include patterns from file
      --log-file string                   Log everything to this file
      --low-level-retries int             Number of low level retries to do. (default 10)
      --max-age string                    Don't transfer any file older than this in s or suffix ms|s|m|h|d|w|M|y
      --max-depth int                     If set limits the recursion depth to this. (default -1)
      --max-size int                      Don't transfer any file larger than this in k or suffix b|k|M|G (default off)
      --memprofile string                 Write memory profile to file
      --min-age string                    Don't transfer any file younger than this in s or suffix ms|s|m|h|d|w|M|y
      --min-size int                      Don't transfer any file smaller than this in k or suffix b|k|M|G (default off)
      --modify-window duration            Max time diff to be considered the same (default 1ns)
      --no-check-certificate              Do not verify the server SSL certificate. Insecure.
      --no-gzip-encoding                  Don't set Accept-Encoding: gzip.
      --no-traverse                       Don't traverse destination file system on copy.
      --no-update-modtime                 Don't update destination mod-time if files identical.
  -x, --one-file-system                   Don't cross filesystem boundaries.
      --onedrive-chunk-size int           Above this size files will be chunked - must be multiple of 320k. (default 10M)
      --onedrive-upload-cutoff int        Cutoff for switching to chunked upload - must be <= 100MB (default 10M)
  -q, --quiet                             Print as little stuff as possible
      --retries int                       Retry operations this many times if they fail (default 3)
      --s3-acl string                     Canned ACL used when creating buckets and/or storing objects in S3
      --s3-storage-class string           Storage class to use when uploading S3 objects (STANDARD|REDUCED_REDUNDANCY|STANDARD_IA)
      --size-only                         Skip based on size only, not mod-time or checksum
      --stats duration                    Interval between printing stats, e.g 500ms, 60s, 5m. (0 to disable) (default 1m0s)
      --stats-unit string                 Show data rate in stats as either 'bits' or 'bytes'/s (default "bytes")
      --swift-chunk-size int              Above this size files will be chunked into a _segments container. (default 5G)
      --timeout duration                  IO idle timeout (default 5m0s)
      --transfers int                     Number of file transfers to run in parallel. (default 4)
  -u, --update                            Skip files that are newer on the destination.
  -v, --verbose                           Print lots more stuff

SEE ALSO

  • rclone - Sync files and directories to and from local and remote object stores - v1.35-DEV
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