I am using ubuntu 18.04. i wanna uninstall phpstrom completely from my system. i tried couple of way but none are working.

sudo rm -rf .WebIde100/
sudo rm -R ~/.PhpStorm*

i tried both and few other ways but phpstrom still available in my system. so how can i completely remove it? thanks in advance.

  • The method of uninstall of a program is dictated by how it was installed. You should reverse the installation process; so your use of rm to remove it implies you installed it via cp (or ran a script that cp'd the files to those locations). If installed via dpkg or apt tools, you use the tools to remove them. How did you install it? – guiverc Oct 2 '18 at 4:44
  • i actually dont know.its actually my office pc. the last employee just install it. @guiverc – sayalok Oct 2 '18 at 5:26
  • Looking at the directories (using stat, ls -l) you can see when it was installed from date, then I'd look in history for commands executed around then to see if clues exist. You've probably deleted the directories now (thus clue is gone), and by default date/times of command logs aren't kept; but being a corporate machine I'd hope they have better security than default). I don't know PhpStorm, but I'd try whereis to find where traces you believe to be there are still present, through to fgrep searches. You've not said why you see it which is itself a clue for where to look first – guiverc Oct 2 '18 at 6:15

try this :

sudo snap remove phpstorm 
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    Hi kibsi7. Welcome to the site! The question hasn't specified how it was installed. What if it was via apt? Also, perhaps you could include in your answer why your suggestion might work? (ie what it does) – SimonJGreen Jan 13 '19 at 20:45
  • Well , I had same issue yesterday , I've tried exactly same commands but they didn't work so once I've written snap --help some options appeared then I wrote sudo snap remove phpstorm and It worked! – Sarah Alkibsi Jan 14 '19 at 9:02

By using this command you removed only the config and license folders. The application usually is installed in /opt/PhpStorm-version. Delete the folder, remove /usr/local/bin/pstorm (symlink)

  • bro this ans already been posted and that did not work see the conversation before u answer – sayalok Mar 18 '19 at 12:58
  • i don't see a coment to tell him to delete /opt/PhpStorm-version and /usr/local/bin/pstorm symlink. btw i cleared my installation today (kubuntu 18.04). Second part was clarification only – AssyK Mar 18 '19 at 15:38

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