Stupid question, I know, but I just can't figure out how to remove VSCode from my Ubuntu 20.04.

I don't remember how I downloaded and installed it, and history doesn't go that far back.

I know it's installed, because if I press the super key and enter "vscode", it shows up:

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$ sudo apt remove vscode
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package vscode

Hm. Maybe I downloaded it as a .deb and installed it with dpkg? However, dpkg --list gives me

ii  vnstat
ii  wamerican

with nothing in between, so no vscode entry. I've also tried with the Ubuntu Software Center, but that only gives me the option to install it, so it obviously doesn't know it's already installed.

So I'm at an impasse. How do I remove this thing?


If you installed it via apt, then it’ll be:

sudo apt remove code

If it was via the Snap Store, then:

sudo snap remove code

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