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How to delete programs with all components ( Full Delete Program )

So that, for example, you delete a program I Firefox by

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove Firefox 

But there are some additions are not deleted For example:





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  • for this mode use sudo apt-get --purge autoremove Firefox* (add * mark at the end of package_Name) – αғsнιη Aug 29 '14 at 9:12

install synaptic if not:- sudo apt-get install synaptic

Open synaptic package manager and search the app you want to delete then tick mark and and right click and select 'Mark for complete remove'.


You can start GUI tool from command line named synaptic, enter:

$ synaptic &

Heading ##Command Line Package Management Tool :

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages. It is used for adding / removing / updating packages.

Uninstall / Delete / Remove Package

Just use the following syntax:

Heading ##sudo apt-get remove {package-name}

For example remove package called mplayer, enter:

$ sudo apt-get remove mplayer

Remove package called lighttpd along with all configuration files, enter:

$ sudo apt-get --purge remove lighttpd

To list all installed package, enter:\

dpkg --list
dpkg --list | less
dpkg --list | grep -i 'http'

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