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GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
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Removing Packages


Once a package is installed you can remove it with remove:

  $ wajig remove <package name>         (apt-get remove)

You can list multiple packages to remove with the one command.

A remove will not remove configuration files (in case you have done some configuration of the package and later re-install the package). To get rid of the configuation files as well use purge:

  $ wajig purge <package name>          (apt-get --purge remove)

Packages are often installed indirectly because they are a dependency for another package. If that other package gets removed, these dependent packages remain. The auto-remove command will remove those packages that were not directly installed, and are no longer required:

  $ wajig autoremove			(apt-get autoremove)


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