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I want to remove completely Sublime Text 3 from my system. I have tried this:

sudo apt-get purge sublime-text-installer

and the application is gone, but when I install it again...

sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer

...the themes and the plugins remain installed.

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    This works: sudo apt-get remove --purge sublime-text Of course you may have some other package different from sublime-text depending on which package you installed to begin with. You just need to make sure you know WHAT that that original package name is, of course, to remove it. – Clay Ferguson Mar 27 '16 at 19:22
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I found my own solution. The configuration packages and other data where under $HOME/.config/sublime-text-3. Once I removed that folder, all was golden.

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The full answer is the combination of both the methods.

This folder really contains all the Sublime text 3 settings for the current user:

$HOME/.config/sublime-text-3

Folders structure may be like this:

Backup
Cache
Index
Installed Packages
Local
Packages

But to remove it completely you will need to call:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove sublime-text-installer  

or

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove sublime-text-installer

Then to install again you would call

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer
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This is what worked successfully for me:

First, I removed the sublime text package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed from my Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove sublime-text-installer

Then I deleted the configuration and data files of sublime text and it's dependencies from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove sublime-text-installer 

This is the main output of the last command which I believe interests you more:

Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 369782 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing sublime-text-installer (3114-2~webupd8~0) ...
Purging configuration files for sublime-text-installer (3114-2~webupd8~0) ...

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