[perl-python] a program to delete duplicate files
eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Fri Mar 11 05:32:56 CET 2005
In article <1110372973.657649.212920 at l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>,
"Xah Lee" <xah at xahlee.org> wrote:
> a absolute requirement in this problem is to minimize the number of
> comparison made between files. This is a part of the spec.
You need do no comparisons between files. Just use a sufficiently
strong hash algorithm (SHA-256 maybe?) and compare the hashes.
Computer Science Dept., Univ. of California, Irvine
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