Saturday, 11 June 2011

How to completely remove an application and its settings in ubuntu

We can remove applications in ubuntu using apt-get remove command. But it will not completely remove an application. The installed files dependencies and the configurations will remain in the system. This will in future cause to the not needed dependencies and junk files which we are never going to use remain in the system and will eat up the hard disk space. So how to remove an application completely in ubuntu?

It's just a simple command

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove PACKAGENAME

For example, if you want to remove vlc, just type

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove vlc

That's all.
                                                                                               via [launchpad]

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