How to uninstall software in Ubuntu?

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by gaston , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to uninstall software in Ubuntu?

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by adolf , a year ago

@gaston 

To uninstall software in Ubuntu, you can use either the Ubuntu Software Center or the command line interface.


Option 1: Using the Ubuntu Software Center

  1. Open the Ubuntu Software Center from the application menu.
  2. In the search bar, type the name of the software you want to uninstall.
  3. Once you have located the software, click on the "Installed" button to see the list of installed software.
  4. Find the software you want to uninstall and click on the "Remove" button.
  5. Click on "Remove" again to confirm the uninstallation.
  6. The software will be uninstalled from your system.


Option 2: Using the command line interface

  1. Open the terminal by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+T".
  2. Type the command "sudo apt-get remove [package-name]" in the terminal. Replace "[package-name]" with the name of the software you want to uninstall.
  3. Press "Enter" and enter your password when prompted.
  4. The system will uninstall the software.
  5. If you want to remove any configuration files associated with the software, type the command "sudo apt-get purge [package-name]" instead of "sudo apt-get remove [package-name]".
  6. Press "Enter" and enter your password when prompted.
  7. The system will remove the software and any associated configuration files.


Note: Be careful when using the command line interface to uninstall software as it can potentially remove important system packages if used improperly.