Ubuntu: Uninstall software entirely (apt-get autoremove)

by on Oct.18, 2010, under Linux (Ubuntu)

Installing software in Ubuntu is easy: simply use apt-get install mplayer and the desired application will be installed automatically. However, when uninstalling software again, the program gets uninstalled partially only, as only the core files of the application will be removed, and not the entire disk space used by the application will be freed.

After doing some research, I found that uninstalling the application with

apt-get autoremove mplayer

will remove the entire application. (unlike apt-get remove mplayer).

So here are my results:



The software has been completely uninstalled 🙂

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