I have ubuntu 12.04
I installed emacs using below commands.
$ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs
Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash.
Next I wanted to uninstall emacs, so I did:
$ apt-get remove emacs
But still I can search emacs in dash. Also I am able to open emacs and use it.
However when I check below command.
sps@sps-Inspiron-N5110:~$ dpkg --status emacs Package `emacs' is not installed and no info is available. Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. sps@sps-Inspiron-N5110:~$
It says emacs not installed. But how am I able to use emacs?
To correctly ask , "How to uninstall it ?"
I mean how do I get everything erased. I dont want any of these - source code (if any), or binary executable, or anything related to emacs - in my system, which was added when I did
apt-get install emacs.