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Thanks for the review

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 84.203.137.218] on October 23, 2007 12:12 PM
I'm the author of FSlint.



You got the summary of the command line tools a little wrong.

Better just take the output from `fslint --help` which is:



./fslint --help
File system lint.
A collection of utilities to find lint on a filesystem.
To get more info on each utility run 'util --help'.

findup -- find DUPlicate files
findnl -- find Name Lint (problems with filenames)
findu8 -- find filenames with invalid utf8 encoding
findbl -- find Bad Links (various problems with symlinks)
findsn -- find Same Name (problems with clashing names)
finded -- find Empty Directories
findid -- find files with dead user IDs
findns -- find Non Stripped executables
findrs -- find Redundant Whitespace in files
findtf -- find Temporary Files
findul -- find possibly Unused Libraries
zipdir -- Reclaim wasted space in ext2 directory entries


As for the GUI, it would be great if you could provide
concrete feedback as to improvements you would like to see.



Note all duplicate files should not be deleted automatically as you've mentioned,

but FSlint does not do this and presents the list to the user, on which they can do

various manual and automatic selections. I can't see what else FSlint could do?



As for running multiple searches in parallel:
FSlint is highly tuned to minimize disk head seeks.

Running multiple tools in parallel would just slow things down.

What would be useful I suppose would be to schedule a search
to run, if an existing search is running.

Then you could go off for tea after clicking find on a few tabs.



thanks again for the review,

Pádraig.

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