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comment Deduplicating Multiple File Types Across Multiple Sources
It differs in that you do not have to actually transfer the file over the network to do the comparison. Re-reading your question, I see that your data is on external hard drives, so you don't care about this feature of rsync and it is probably not the right tool. Sorry.
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comment Deduplicating Multiple File Types Across Multiple Sources
By default rsync only compares file size and modified time. If you use the --checksum option (which I would recommend as it doesn't take that long) it will compute checksums on each file as it goes. I am not sure what algorithm rsync uses; probably MD5. MD5 is no longer considered cryptographically secure but it's fine for declaring two files to be identical (with very high probability.) I am not familiar with opendedup. Rsync is powerful but notoriously difficult to use; there certainly might be more appropriate tools out there.
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answered Deduplicating Multiple File Types Across Multiple Sources
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comment Choice of filesystem for GNU/Linux on an SD card
@gspr is correct: SD has a flash translation layer, and JFFS2, YAFFS2, LOGFS and UBIFS are all designed for unmanaged flash. The options for SD are traditional block device filesystems, like ext2 / ext3 / ext4.
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comment Lightweight non-intrusive virus/malware protection for Windows Vista?
I agree with @Paul-r; this question seems to fit the scope of allowable questions as detailed in the "defined by the community" link below. Nothing in that link that says that asking for software recommendation is disallowed.
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answered Two Line Watermark in Microsoft Word
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comment How do I compare binary files in Linux?
Nice. I'm on an embedded system that uses BusyBox and there is no cmp, but hexdump + diff works like a charm.
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comment Mass deleting files in Windows
However, symbolic links can cross filesystems and link directories, so they might be appropriate here. See mklink command (Vista and later; otherwise use junction from Mark Russinovich/SysInternals.)
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comment Snow Leopard - Remove MobileMe / iSync menu bar icon
I think this is the best method now that Mobile Me is dead.
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comment How do I get rid of the Start Menu “zombie” icon?
I'm not on a domain so I needed this link sevenforums.com/tutorials/… to open the Local Group Policy Editor. Removing name from Start menu is XP/2003 only; removing the user directory link (newer OS equiv) does get rid of the menu item, but it doesn't get rid of the icon! Thanks, though, I am more inclined to try something that uses built-in MS tools.
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comment How do I get rid of the Start Menu “zombie” icon?
Thanks! These may require more hacking then I can justify doing (it's a development box...I need to avoid unnecessary OS modifications) but you definitely got me on the right track on what needs to be done. Other useful links: Windows style builder (vistastylebuilder.com/index.html) and PandaX's list of required changes (stylehacks.deviantart.com/art/…)
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comment How do I get rid of the Start Menu “zombie” icon?
OK, I figured out how to replace the zombie with a blank png. Now I have an icon that looks like a powered-off classic iMac. I'd still prefer the whole thing to go away.
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asked How do I get rid of the Start Menu “zombie” icon?