I'm reorganizing some files on my harddrive and have an old copy of a folder, what I want to do is to ensure that every file in folder A (the old copy) exists in folder B. Each folder contains at least 200 files, most of which are likely duplicates.
Caveat: I can't just check the filenames, I must also ensure that they have the same content (à la
I checked the manpage for
fdupes if there was some way to do the inverse operation (i.e. figure out which files don't have any copies) but came up empty handed, even if the functionality would exist I still have files that exist only in folder B.
These two questions were similar but were Windows only so not much help:
- How can I find all folders in Folder A that does not exist in Folder B?
- Delete files from one folder if a similarly named file does not exist in another folder
Thanks in advance.