This is what I have tried so far:

$ sudo apt-cache search lightworks  
lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing for everyone  
$ sudo apt-get --purge remove "lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing for everyone"  
Reading package lists... Done  
Building dependency tree         
Reading state information... Done  
E: Unable to locate package lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing for everyone

Ubuntu Software Center can't find lightworks.

  • how did you install lightworks.? Dec 31, 2013 at 4:54

2 Answers 2


Syntax for removing a package with its configurations is:

sudo apt-get purge [Package name]


sudo apt-get --purge autoremove [Package name]

So run :

sudo apt-get purge lightworks


sudo apt-get --purge autoremove lightworks

The section, Hollywood-strength editing for everyone is a description about software. Not the package name.

  • it worked now. the "sudo apt-get purge lightworks" worked. i hope nothing else got effected.
    – Alex
    Dec 31, 2013 at 5:31

I think you manually installed lightworks from .deb file.

How to uninstall a .deb package?

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