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Free Software - Command line utilities
Written by Thomas   
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 18:34
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/?      = Displays this help screen and exits with code 1.

Displays a help screen with all supported parameters


/0      = Include files with 0 length.

Since files with a file size of 0 don't have any contents, all files with a size of zero are automatically reported as duplicate files. Use this option with great care!


/B      = Show file sizes to test.

Displays messages with file sizes the software is currently comparing. FindDuplicates starts with the larger files first. This is the "best guess" to estimate the remainder of the process because the software does not show a progress bar.


/DD     = Delete all duplicates.

Deletes duplicate files. The software removes the duplicate with the longer path/file name. If both path/file names have the same length the second one is removed. Use with care!

Example:
(1)   21883418 octets, folder1\file1.dat
(2)   21883418 octets, folder2\file2.dat

This would remove the file file2.dat in folder2.


/NR     = Don't move files to the recycle bin.

By default, FindDuplicates moves files to the recycle bin instead of deleting them immediately. The recycle bin is handled by Windows automatically. If it cannot hold more files least recent files are removed permanently. Use with care!


/D      = List all directory names, not just the top one.

Displays a list with all folder names to walk through.


/E      = Only list files with 0 length.

Displays a list with all files that have a file size of 0. This parameter can be used to identify files FindDuplicates would remove because of their file size is 0.


/H      = Include hidden files.

Includes hidden files in the comparison and deletion process.


/L      = List all read files.

Displays a list with all read files before the actual comparison process starts.


/O      = Show the sorted file list.

Before FindDuplicates starts comparing files it sorts them by file sizes. Larger files are put at the top and smaller files at the end. This command line parameter displays the sorted list before the actual comparison process starts.


/S      = Check subdirectories.

All subfolders are included in the comparison/deletion process.


/T      = List files to test.

Displays a complete list with all files to compare.


/V      = Verbose ('Comparing files...' etc).

Displays a message for each file comparison.


/Q      = Quiet mode (overrides any other output parameter).

Make the software quiet.


/Y      = Answer 'Do you want to delete...' questions quietly with 'Y'.

Useful with /DD and /NR. When /Y is provided FindDuplicates does not ask for confirmations when deleting files or when moving them to the recycle bin. Use with care!

 



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