I have installed the official version of Telegram, but now I cannot remove it.
I have tried
apt remove telegram and other methods, is there any trick to remove it completely?
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If you downloaded Telegram directly from the website, then your package management system has no idea about it, and you have to remove the files yourself. You may find them in
~/Downloads but perhaps you put them somewhere else, for example
/opt. If you have been using Telegram you may also find an automatically created directory in
Telegram Desktop which contains files you have downloaded from Telegram messages. There may also be a hidden directory in your home
~/.TelegramDesktop. You can remove Telegram by deleting all these files and directories.
If you can't find them do
sudo updatedb && locate Telegram to see where they are.
If you installed from the Atareao PPA then remove the PPA itself:
sudo apt remove telegram sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:atareao/telegram
As mentioned by @Anwar, there is a package called
ppa-purge which removes ppas more gracefully, attempting to restore any packages from ppa to repository versions as well as removing the ppa versions. You don't need it in this case, since there is no repository version of Telegram, however, it is the preferred way to remove ppas:
sudo apt install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:atareao/telegram
This will uninstall any packages from the ppa as well as removing it.
If you installed the snap package
telegram-sergiusens then do
sudo snap remove telegram-sergiusens
So it seems like you have downloaded the official executable file from the official website of Telegram. You can't remove it with your
apt package manager because it has nothing to do with that because it is a
application/x-executable type binary file. So in order to remove it completely do the steps I am writing below :
To remove the desktop entry/shortcut delete the following file (I'm using GNOME desktop in this case):
deleting it will remove the desktop icon... you can also remove it using the
Next delete the main executable file which may be in your Downloads folder
Delete the whole folder which you extracted from the downloaded file.
After doing above steps, telegram is removed 98% from your PC because still some files stay in
Following are those files, you can remove them if you want to
/home/ri5h46h/.local/share/TelegramDesktop (This is a Directory)
/home/ri5h46h/.local/share/icons/telegram.png (Telegram icon)
I removed Telegram using pLumo's answer:
This Telegram app just installs a
.desktop file, its icon and a folder where it saves its data:
Remove the folder with the Telegram and Updater file.
rm -Rf \ ~/.local/share/icons/telegram.png \ ~/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop \ ~/.local/share/TelegramDesktop
I have done:
find / -iname "*telegram*" 2>/dev/null
/home/marco/.local/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop /home/marco/.local/share/icons/telegram.png /home/marco/.local/share/TelegramDesktop /home/marco/Downloads/Telegram Desktop /var/lib/app-info/icons/ubuntu-bionic-universe/64x64/telegram-desktop_telegram.png