How to uninstall cairo-dock-plugins from Ubuntu

Uninstall cairo-dock-plugins

To uninstall just cairo-dock-plugins package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cairo-dock-plugins

Uninstall cairo-dock-plugins and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the cairo-dock-plugins package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove cairo-dock-plugins

Purging cairo-dock-plugins

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

sudo apt-get purge cairo-dock-plugins

To delete configuration and/or data files of cairo-dock-plugins and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cairo-dock-plugins

cairo-dock-plugins package information

name cairo-dock-plugins
section x11

Cairo-dock - All plug-ins

A collection of official plug-ins and applets for cairo-dock. This is a metapackage depending on all available cairo-dock plug-ins to make installation easier.


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.

See Also

How to install cairo-dock-plugins package on Ubuntu