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Remove apps with style: nuke it from orbit

Terminal - Remove apps with style: nuke it from orbit
function nuke() { if [ $(whoami) != "root" ] ; then for x in $@; do sudo apt-get autoremove --purge $x; done; else for x in $@; do apt-get autoremove --purge $x; done; fi }
2009-03-25 23:21:21
User: ruinbox
Functions: sudo
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Remove apps with style: nuke it from orbit

You can't stand programs x, y, and z. Remove all trace of their existence by adding this function to your config. It will remove the cruft, the settings, and such and such. This function doesn't even give a damn about you trying to remove programs that don't exist: it'll just for loop to the next one on your hit list.

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this can be shortened a lot.

sudo aptitude purge $@

should accomplish the same thing. Aptitude throws an error on packages not found, as opposed to stopping like apt.

Additionally, the default behaviour of aptitude is to autoremove packages, so that libraries installed for something you removed will go away.

Comment by clockworkavian 286 weeks and 4 days ago

Wow thanks. I did not know that about aptitude. Well that settles it then. Move along, nothing to see here.

Comment by ruinbox 286 weeks and 3 days ago

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