How to uninstall avifile-utils from Ubuntu

Uninstall avifile-utils

To uninstall just avifile-utils package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove avifile-utils

Uninstall avifile-utils and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove avifile-utils

Purging avifile-utils

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

sudo apt-get purge avifile-utils

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge avifile-utils

avifile-utils package information

name avifile-utils
section graphics

utility programs using the avifile library

Qt-based AVI TV capturing, AVI recompression, benchmarking, joining/cutting AVI files. These programs might have more bugs as they are not as extensively developed as the player. In general you do not need this package.


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 avifile-utils package on Ubuntu