How to uninstall afbackup-common from Ubuntu

Uninstall afbackup-common

To uninstall just afbackup-common package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove afbackup-common

Uninstall afbackup-common and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the afbackup-common package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove afbackup-common

Purging afbackup-common

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of afbackup-common from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge afbackup-common

To delete configuration and/or data files of afbackup-common and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge afbackup-common

afbackup-common package information

name afbackup-common
section utils

Client-Server Backup System (common files)

This is a client-server backup system offering several workstations a centralized backup to a special backup server. Backing up only one computer is easily possible, too. Any streaming device can be used for writing the data to it, usually this will be a tape device. Writing backups is normally done sequentially: The next writing to tape goes to the end of the previous write no matter where you have restored from in the meantime. Features: - Authentication of the client is performed before it can take over control - Access restriction for the streamer device -> security - Client-side per-file compression -> reliability - Data stream is written to tape in pieces -> fast finding of files - Tape position logging for each file - Tape capacity is fully used - Full / incremental backups - Raw partitions can be backed up - Client and Server buffering for maximal throughput is done Note: Tk is required if you want to use the graphical configuration tool instead of the text configuration tool.

website projects/ afbackup/ 

More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install afbackup-common package on Ubuntu