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ignore duplicates or just show one of n-duplicates?

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:58 pm
by randfee
Hi,

I am wondering if there is a way to ignore duplicate files (by file name and size, or selectable either one)?
Also it would be useful to just show one file for each number of dupes.
advanced search feature.
something like
  • !dupe: --> doesn't show any file that exists twice or more often by name
  • !sizedupe:--> doesn't show any file that exists twice or more often by size
  • dupedupe:one --> shows only one of the duplicates
  • sizedupe:one --> shows only one of the duplicates by size
is there any way to create a search result like that?

cheers

Re: ignore duplicates or just show one of n-duplicates?

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:10 pm
by therube
(Without looking too closely) the !'s look to be working already.

Re: ignore duplicates or just show one of n-duplicates?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:56 pm
by zeus04
randfee wrote: [*]dupedupe:one --> shows only one of the duplicates
[*]sizedupe:one --> shows only one of the duplicates by size[/list]
is there any way to create a search result like that?

cheers
Hello!

This would be a tremendous improvement making Everything the best solution for visual duplication management. A whole genre of programs dealing with duplicate-management couldn't compete with Everything with some extra options like randfee suggested.

I suggest to also have options like;
sizedupe:oneNEWEST
sizedupe:one[path]

What do you think about that?

Re: ignore duplicates or just show one of n-duplicates?

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:33 am
by void
With dupe:one and sizedupe:one how should Everything pick the single file to show? Would the first file found for the current sort be enough?

Re: ignore duplicates or just show one of n-duplicates?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:08 pm
by zeus04
void wrote:With dupe:one and sizedupe:one how should Everything pick the single file to show? Would the first file found for the current sort be enough?
I was also a little curious about that, hence my suggestion for the option to choose by path or by time, like:

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"somepic.jpg sizedupe:1newest" or "somepic.jpg sizedupe:1newestmodified" 
"somepic.jpg sizedupe:1biggest"
"somepic.jpg sizedupe:1d:\pics"
"somepic.jpg sizedupe:1newest"
Am i missing something basic here? Haven't really thought thru what kind of database/index/filesystem -problems this might cause. Im aware that this is not a competent feature-spec, but the purest user-perspective on what would be nice.


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Re: ignore duplicates or just show one of n-duplicates?

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:31 am
by void
"somepic.jpg sizedupe:1newest" or "somepic.jpg sizedupe:1newestmodified"
specifying the limits in the search could work as that would allow you to keep the results sorted by size.
I've added this to my TODO list.

Thanks for the feedback.