I installed solana cli on my Ubuntu 20.04 to work as validator node. I am a beginner and I made some mistakes along the way and the validator did not start. I used the command :

sh -c "$(curl -sSfL https://release.solana.com/v1.9.12/install)"

Now, I want to start all over again from scratch and for that I want to know that deleting the folder 'solana' is enough or do I have to take some more steps?

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    Hello. What was the EXACT command you used to install it? This info is needed to tell you how to remove it. Do not at this point just delete a directory.
    – David
    Mar 18, 2022 at 11:14
  • @David that is the exact command. See here docs.solana.com/cli/install-solana-cli-tools Jun 15, 2022 at 17:36

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find out the solana installation folder running:

which solana

usually it's ~/.local/share/solana and remove it and also remove ~/.config/solana

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