Count and show duplicate file names

find . -type f |sed "s#.*/##g" |sort |uniq -c -d
Useful for C projects where header file names must be unique (e.g. when using autoconf/automake), or when diagnosing if the wrong header file is being used (due to dupe file names)
Sample Output
[user@localhost]$ find . -type f  |sed "s#.*/##g" |sort |uniq -c -d
      2 globals.h
      9 Makefile
      8 Makefile.bak

2010-02-17 11:59:54

What Others Think

Not bad, but you don't need sed: find . -type f -printf "%f\n" | sort | uniq -dc
flatcap · 591 weeks and 5 days ago
Thanks flatcap, I don't really use printf but I'll take a look now!
shadycraig · 574 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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