I'm trying to add new module to nginx with naxsi, but I should reinstall nginx. What is the better way of removing nginx?


Removes all but config files.

sudo apt-get remove nginx nginx-common

Removes everything.

sudo apt-get purge nginx nginx-common

After using any of the above commands, use this in order to remove dependencies used by nginx which are no longer required.

sudo apt-get autoremove
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    rm -rf /etc/nginx to remove the conf files too. – scarver2 Nov 9 '13 at 21:10
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    @scarver2 This is old, but that's what apt-get purge does. – squareborg Jul 20 '14 at 13:48
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    Try also sudo apt-get purge nginx-common – Francisco Luz Feb 16 '15 at 3:31
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    With Ubuntu 14.04, it's now: sudo apt-get remove nginx-full nginx-common – Viet Apr 24 '16 at 20:20
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    also remove your ppa archive if you have some in you /etc/apt/source.list – Balman Rawat Jul 19 '17 at 4:55

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