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    how to remove installed programs including their shared libraries


    I tried to remove an installed program using

    rm -rf prog_name

    but it seemed that its shared files were not removed. How can I remove this? Is there any command that will remove all the files related to the prog that is to be deleted?



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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    You should not delete installed packages and avoid rm -rf command. Use Package Manager to Un-install packages.

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    Linux Guru jmadero's Avatar
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    Jul 2007

    distros remove

    if you are using any of the "easier" distros there's typically an easy command. For Ubuntu if you type sudo apt-get remove ProgramName it will do what you are looking for. I believe most other distros have something similar.

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