I installed eclipse by using the method in this link @bitsbuffer: How to install Eclipse?

It is easy to install but anyone knows how to delete eclipse after using this method? Any help would be appreciated.


What you have to do is follow the reverse order of the steps that are listed to install eclipse:

sudo apt-get autoremove openjdk-6-jdk
sudo rm -rf /opt/eclipse
sudo rm /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.xpm
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/eclipse44

Finally, remove eclipse.XX.YY.tar.gz and the eclipse.XX.YY directory from the location where you downloaded it initially.

The only thing that I do not know is how to remove eclipse.desktop from your desktop.

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    The eclipse.desktop file should be installed in /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop, since that's the default location for desktop-file-install. – muru Nov 13 '14 at 7:30

Try this one.....

sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse

rm -r ~/.eclipse/

This will remove eclipse and all its dependencies.

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    I do not think that this will work, because eclipse was installed from a tarball, not using apt-get, thus apt-get can not remove it. – BostonHiker Nov 13 '14 at 5:30

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