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I want to completely uninstall Skype 4.1 from the terminal. How do I do that. Also, do I have to delete anything else to make sure I have removed it completely?

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sudo apt-get purge skype? – elclanrs Dec 4 '12 at 2:51

From the terminal, run:

sudo apt-get purge skype*
sudo apt-get autoremove

Then you can remove the config files:

rm -fr ~/.Skype

That should do it.

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I did this but now when I boot up a pop up window appears asking me to agree or disagree to the Skype terms of service. – XinJeisan Dec 4 '12 at 8:04
run cd / && find | sudo grep -i skype. this will take a while but will show all files that include the name "skype." You can choose to remove them if you want. You should also check your "Startup Applications" to make sure skype is deselected. – philshem Dec 4 '12 at 15:15

I tried

sudo apt-get purge skype*
sudo apt-get autoremove

rm -fr ~/.Skype

Nothing worked, only this did

sudo dpkg -r skype:i386

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Yo can try also this:

wget -O skype 
sudo apt-get install libxss1
sudo dpkg -i skype
sudo apt-get -f install && sudo rm skype

This might work.

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are you sure that you want to answer with "this MIGHT work"? – tony gil Sep 3 '14 at 13:24

This did for me

sudo apt-get purge skype-bin
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sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin
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purge, not remove. OP wants to remove it completely, remove keeps configuration files and possibly some other stuff. – Donarsson Jun 28 '14 at 16:40

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