Find Duplicate Files and Directories Using Rmlint

Rmlint is a free and open source fast duplicate file finder application for Linux. Using space Rmlint, you can find and remove all your space waste and broken things in your system. It is a command line application. It finds duplicate files, directories, nonstripped binaries, broken symbolic links, empty files and directories and many more.


How to Install Rmlint on Ubuntu

To install the latest version of Rmlint on your Ubuntu Linux system, run below command.

sudo apt install rmlint

After the successful installation of rmlint, run below command. It will scans your current working directory for and reports. And nothing will be removed.


In the end a shellscript will be written to that contains readily prepared shell commands to remove duplicates. Now open that file using any text editor like gedit


Rmlint output

Review all things and run that file usinf below command.



sudo ./

You can search with progress bar using below command.

rmlint -g

For the complete rmlint usage details run below command.

man rmlint
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