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Find out which files are used (referenced) by other files

through fuzzy content analysis, with the free sfk reflist command for the Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Raspberry Pi command shell.
- download the free Swiss File Knife Base from Sourceforge.
- open the Windows CMD command line, Mac OS X Terminal or Linux shell.
- OS X : type mv sfk-mac-i686.exe sfk and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
- Linux: type mv sfk-linux.exe sfk    and chmod +x sfk then ./sfk
  OS X and Linux syntax may differ, check the help within the tool.
SFK The Book - Read Syntax In The Subway.
sfk reflist [-path] [-wide] -dir sdir -file .text -dir tdir -file .sext
sfk reflist -dir sourcedir -dir targetdir1 [targetdir2 targetdir3] [...]

list possible dependencies between files through (fuzzy) content analysis.
find out which target files are referenced by any of the source files.

a list of target files is created from directory targdir. then all source
files are loaded from srcdir, and scanned if the names of the targets appear
within their content. if so, the targets are listed, with the number of
referring source files, and a list (of the first 10) of these files.

NOTE that sfk reflist DOES NOT GUARANTEE that files are (not) referenced.
This way of reference detection is just a FUZZY INDICATOR, so keep thinking
and make backups before you massively cleanup files without references!

NOTE: you may specify any number of target directories. if your list of
target directories is incomplete, files from there will NOT be found.

by default, only relative target filenames are searched, without path,
but including the file name extension.

                e.g. the target file: the/path/foosys.dll
                   runs a search for: foosys.dll
                 in the source files.

options
   -path        search target filenames including path information.
                e.g. the target file: the/path/foosys.dll
                   runs a search for: the/path/foosys.dll
   -noext       strip .extensions from filenames, compare only basename.
                e.g. the target file: the/path/foosys.dll
                   runs a search for: foosys
                which may lead to ambiguities, listing too many hits.
                -noext can also be combined with -path.
   -wide[=n]    list references in an extended format, with a list of
                (up to to n) source files per target file, telling in
                detail which text patterns were found.
   -case        force case sensitive string comparison (not default).
   -quiet       do not print the number of source and target files.
   -relnames    if using -path, strip targdir name from target paths
                for comparison.
   -flat        do not check if target files depend on other target files.
                set this to improve speed, if you know that such
                dependencies cannot exist, e.g. if the targets are .wav files.
   -memlimit=n  load and analyze only files with a size up to n mbytes.
                the default load limit is 300 mbytes.

see also
   sfk deplist  list file dependencies.

web reference
   http://stahlworks.com/sfk-reflist

examples
   sfk reflist -dir mysrcdir mytargdir
      check every file in mytargdir if it is referenced
      by any file within mysrcdir.

   sfk reflist -dir movie -file .ppt -dir pic -file .png
      find out which .png files within pic are referenced
      by .ppt files within movie.

   sfk reflist -wide=100 -dir bin -file .exe -dir bin -file .dll
      find out which .dlls are directly referenced by .exe files
      within directory bin, listing up to 100 references per target.

   sfk reflist -dir . -file .flp -dir . -file .wav
      within a FruityLoops project directory lists which .wav files
      are referenced by which .flp project files of that directory.

   sfk reflist -dir film -file .ppj -dir audio frames clips
      tell which audio, image and movie clip files (e.g. .wav .bmp .avi)
      are used by which Adobe Premiere project files (.ppj) within the
      film directory. if image sequences are used, only the first image
      of such sequences will be found, e.g. foobar00001.bmp
 


 
sfk is a free open-source tool, running instantly without installation efforts. no DLL's,
no registry changes - just get sfk.exe from the zip package and use it (binaries for
windows, linux and mac are included).

read more about all sfk functions here.

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