Random harvest #
- Dupseek - Open source deduper written in Perl. "It starts by grouping files by size. Then it starts reading small chunks of the files of the same size and comparing them. It creates smaller groups depending on these comparisons. It goes on with bigger and bigger chunks (of size up to a hard-coded limit). It stops reading from files as soon as they form a single-element group or they are read completely (which only happens when they have a very high probability of having duplicates). This algorithm is much more efficient than competitors when dealing with large files of the same size. When files differ, reading usually stops after very few reads."
$ dupseek -b delete /directory will delete all duplicates recursively (while preserving one original).
- DataRescue's DD (DrDD) - Freeware "graphical disk imager intended for data recovery and backup of partially corrupted storage devices... The creation of the copy can be done by reading the device forward or backward... Copying backward may be interesting because, in some cases - typically hard drives - it disables the look ahead buffer and therefore reduces the risk of lock up on a full track." Windows and OS X versions available.
- Greenshot - Open source screenshot tool for Windows. Capture windows, regions, or full screen; apply text and shapes to screenshots; more. Installer-free download available; .NET required. (Thanks to Angela for sending this in)
- Easy Code - Visual assembly programming environment for building 32-bit Windows applications. Video
- Data analysis in WinHex - "Recognize the type of unknown data... by sole use of visual representations"
- Comparison table of hex editors
- FindAll [21k] + Find files that contain (or don't contain) a given search string.
/misc | Apr 17, 2009
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