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**SahibBommelig****Member**- From: Germany
- Registered: 2010-05-28
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**motmaos****Member**- Registered: 2010-01-20
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Neither could I!!! I don't have anymore the two original directories, but I have just produced two directories with the same names R and R2, and everything works as it should. I'm really baffled, before posting this morning I made a lot of different attempts with different syntaxes and with no success. I have a copy, not in this laptop, of the original directories, I will make another attempt tomorrow to see if I can reproduce the issue.

I am very sorry to have bothered you!

Thanks again!

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**motmaos****Member**- Registered: 2010-01-20
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I found the two directories and at the beginning I couldn't reproduce the issue and I felt very ashamed (maybe this morning I was just brainfarting). Then it happened again, here is the proof. The first couple of attempts however everything worked fine, so I suppose there is something strange going on, maybe with my system.

```
[ me ~/Desktop ]$ ls -l
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 3 me users 4096 Jul 26 19:09 R
drwxr-xr-x 2 me users 4096 Jul 26 19:09 R2
[ me ~/Desktop ]$ rmlint //R R2
# Duplicate(s):
ls R2/Zep.Rdata
rm R/Zep.Rdata
ls R2/back.R
rm R/back.R
ls R2/prova.R
rm R/prova.R
ls R2/prova2.R
rm R/prova2.R
ls R2/ts_r_intro.pdf
rm R/ts_r_intro.pdf
ls R2/Spread.zip
rm R/Spread.zip
=> In total 24 files, whereof 6 are duplicate(s)
=> Totally 36.66 MB [38440603 Bytes] can be removed.
=> Nothing removed yet!
A log has been written to rmlint.log.
A ready to use shellscript to rmlint.sh.
[ me ~/Desktop ]$ rmlint //./R ./R2
# Duplicate(s):
ls ./R2/Zep.Rdata
rm ./R/Zep.Rdata
ls ./R2/back.R
rm ./R/back.R
ls ./R2/prova.R
rm ./R/prova.R
ls ./R2/prova2.R
rm ./R/prova2.R
ls ./R2/ts_r_intro.pdf
rm ./R/ts_r_intro.pdf
ls ./R2/Spread.zip
rm ./R/Spread.zip
=> In total 24 files, whereof 6 are duplicate(s)
=> Totally 36.66 MB [38440603 Bytes] can be removed.
=> Nothing removed yet!
A log has been written to rmlint.log.
A ready to use shellscript to rmlint.sh.
[ me ~/Desktop ]$ rmlint //./R R2
# Duplicate(s):
ls ./R/Zep.Rdata
rm R2/Zep.Rdata
ls ./R/back.R
rm R2/back.R
ls ./R/prova.R
rm R2/prova.R
ls ./R/prova2.R
rm R2/prova2.R
ls ./R/ts_r_intro.pdf
rm R2/ts_r_intro.pdf
ls ./R/Spread.zip
rm R2/Spread.zip
=> In total 24 files, whereof 6 are duplicate(s)
=> Totally 36.66 MB [38440603 Bytes] can be removed.
=> Nothing removed yet!
A log has been written to rmlint.log.
A ready to use shellscript to rmlint.sh.
```

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**SahibBommelig****Member**- From: Germany
- Registered: 2010-05-28
- Posts: 80

Can some moderator close this thread?

This thread is about the old version of rmlint.

New rewritten and better-in-all-aspects version (:P) is here.

**@motmaos:** I guess the easiest solution is installing the new version and check if it happens there. Probably not.**@kozaki:** That weird and unreproduceable crash is hopefully fixed too.**@Narga:** You might want to look at the *--sortcriteria* option.

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**Trilby****Forum Fellow**- Registered: 2011-11-29
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Closed per OP's request.

SahibBommelig, for future reference, feel free to use the 'report' button to ensure such a request gets to the moderator team.

"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" - Richard Stallman

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