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I ran this command:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386

But now I want to remove what I've just installed.

What's the command?

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marked as duplicate by karel, Eric Carvalho, bodhi.zazen, waltinator, Sylvain Pineau Jun 17 '14 at 9:06

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simple sudo apt-get remove or sudo apt-get purge – Pandya Jun 14 '14 at 13:47
Visit this – Pandya Jun 14 '14 at 14:01
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The easiest way would be to edit your command to enter

sudo apt-get remove gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386

Open your terminal window, press up-arrow repeatedly until you see your install command, press left-arrow until the cursor gets to 'install', backspace it out and type 'remove'.

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If this is your previous command ,

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 sni-qt:i386

Then run only,


It replaces install with remove from the previous command and reruns the corrected command.


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But this only works if that was the immediate previous command - if there were other commands entered between then and now, such as "what did I just do" the bash replacement will fail – Charles Green Jun 14 '14 at 14:13
that's what i said in my answer. OP only mentioned "i ran this command to install these packages now i want to remove those packages". That's all. – Avinash Raj Jun 14 '14 at 14:15

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