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I've tried virtually everything I've found so far, like sudo apt-remove anki, etc which basically returns package not found.

The closest I've come is running sudo apt-file list anki, which gives me a long list of the files, but when i navigate to that directory - usr/bin/anki, it says it doesnt exist. Although the app is still on my desktop and still runs when i click it, navigating to my /applications folder shows no file anki.desktop.

Really frustrated, I'm just trying to remove anki from my computer..

  • theres no package contents but whenever i type anki into the terminal it opens the application – Caleb McKay Jul 20 at 7:51
  • try which anki, which should tell you exactly what binary or script is being run. I would then ls -l /path/to/that/directory | grep anki, which will tell you whether it's a symlink to something else or what have you. You'll probably find the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications. – Dan Scally Jul 20 at 7:55
  • Thanks for the speedy response @DanScally, unfortunately I deleted the command "anki" by accident using sudo rm -r usr/bin/anki so using which anki results in no outputs.. and also couldn't find anki.desktop in usr/share/applications but my other linux desktops apps are there – Caleb McKay Jul 20 at 8:28
  • well that's probably why you can't find the binary apt-file list anki points you to; are the other files it lists still there? – Dan Scally Jul 20 at 8:33
  • @DanScally yeah files are still there.. The app is no longer on my desktop though and running anki doesnt launch it, but it still says usr/bin/anki exists along with like 80 other files when running sudo apt-file list anki – Caleb McKay Jul 20 at 8:36
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  1. navigate through the graphical interface to the HD, in the search bar type anki.

  2. Open the folder /anki

  3. *run "sudo make unistall anki"

  4. will have an output written on the terminal equal to this*

  5. root@debian-jean:/home/jean/anki-2.1.26-linux-amd64# sudo make uninstall anki

  6. xdg-mime uninstall /usr/local/share/anki/anki.xml rm -rf

  7. /usr/local/share/anki rm -rf /usr/local/bin/anki rm -rf

  8. /usr/local/share/pixmaps/anki.xpm rm -rf

  9. /usr/local/share/pixmaps/anki.png rm -rf

  10. /usr/local/share/applications/anki.desktop rm -rf

  11. /usr/local/share/man/man1/anki.1

  12. Uninstall complete.

  13. make: *** No rule to make target 'anki'. Pare.

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