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Uninstall Apache2 from terminal on Ubuntu14.04 [duplicate]

How can I uninstall Apache2 on Ubuntu 14.04, from the terminal? I don't know the commands.
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Why does "Purge" not remove everything related to an app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you completely remove a package? I have learnt that using purge command rather than remove is considered better because purge removes all files related to an app ...
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How can I locate and remove an application in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I would like to know how to locate a certain software application and remove it.
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purging a program [duplicate]

I recently installed SDL2 and want to purge all of it from my system. I know there's a million different libraries scattered all over the system. anyway I can just uninstall everything without ...
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Remove the Packages completely leaving no file? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled a package and i have added the ppa via terminal for example. I have to know that the packages have uninstalled successfully without leaving any file in my computer. Is there any ...
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cant understand the function of apt-cache remove [duplicate]

I needed to reinstall wine from scratch so I first decided to uninstall the current version but, running the command sudo apt-cache pkgnames wine before and after running any of: sudo apt-cache --...
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How to cleanly uninstall programs? [duplicate]

I just uninstalled my first program in Ubuntu (gtg - getting things gnome) and noticed that it didn't clean after itself. It left .config/gtg and .local/share/gtg both full with configs and task info ...
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What is the correct way to completely remove an application?

I've searched the net for such information and found different command lines, like these ones: sudo apt-get remove application sudo apt-get remove application* sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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Difference between apt-get remove -y and apt-get purge -y? [duplicate]

apt-get remove <name of program> apt-get purge <name of program> and apt-get purge -y <name of program> Research indicates the running either "remove" or "purge" performs the ...
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How to fully remove QEMU/KVM?

I have QEMU installed but as I don't really use it and it's recently had lots of security vulnerabilities discovered in it so I would like to fully remove it. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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How to uninstall a program in linux? [duplicate]

I tried uninstalling PCL 1.7.2 which I had installed manually (without sudo apt-get) but when I tried to remove them using the apt-get remove command, terminal showed me those files cannot be ...
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Completely REMOVE and REINSTALL vlc on my system?

I am using a Ubuntu 15.10 machine and everything was just fine until yesterday..when I decided it might be cool to run kde on my system, so I installed plasma and that's when things started to get bad....
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Trying to install spyder3, but getting spyder2

I'm currently using Ubuntu 16.04. When I try to install spyder3 from the repositories using apt-get install spyder3 It installs spyder2 for python3.5. so I get the splash screen, the interface and ...
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Does "apt autoremove --purge <package>" also remove configuration files for the related packages that are removed?

I assume the below command does the following (please correct me if I am wrong): I want to remove the package nginx and the related configuration files. I also want to remove any related package ...
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Uninstall psensor

I've used this post as a guideline: How can you completely remove a package? More precisely i did in order: sudo apt-get purge psensor sudo apt-get autoremove Is there anything else i should do to ...
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