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Remove packages by pattern on debian and based systems

Terminal - Remove packages by pattern on debian and based systems
sudo apt-get remove --purge `dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' | grep gnome` && apt-get autoremove
2009-04-28 10:34:42
User: kelevra
Functions: awk grep sudo
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Remove packages by pattern on debian and based systems

Useful for removes a package and its depends, for example to remove the gnome desktop environment, also configuration files will be removed, you should be carefully and sure that you want to do this.

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a command every debian user running gnome should use :)

Comment by GinoMan2440 260 weeks and 2 days ago

and ubuntu!

Comment by GinoMan2440 260 weeks and 2 days ago

except you also want to add...

apt-get install kde
Comment by GinoMan2440 260 weeks and 2 days ago

hehe, I prefer lite window managers, but I think that is very useful when you are just testing other apps ;)

Comment by kelevra 260 weeks and 2 days ago

I grow weary of the kde evangelism going on in the last couple days.

PS- you can use apt-get autoremove --purge all in one go. No need for the second apt-get autoremove command ;)

Comment by linuxrawkstar 260 weeks and 2 days ago

There are virtual packages that just contain dependencies for just what you're trying to do manually. I prefer doing this inside aptitude, where I can interactively see what's about to be removed, etc. This is especially useful when there are broken packages, or the dependencies have changed as is sometimes the case on a debian testing system.

Comment by bwoodacre 260 weeks and 1 day ago

apt-get remove --purge gnome~n

http://askubuntu.com/questions/62595/how-to-use-wildcards-with-aptitude

Comment by unixmonkey8034 62 weeks and 6 days ago

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