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Old 10-26-2018, 18:11
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Probably you would include the file size as a pre-filter before filtering based on MD5 checksum. Otherwise this is the sort of inelegance that grinds away hard drives especially when huge files might be in that same directory. Since MD5 requires disk reading and is generally thereby expensive, it should not be treated so lightly. It should only be done when absolutely needed. Hence file size hint.
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