How to uninstall cdrw-taper from Ubuntu

Uninstall cdrw-taper

To uninstall just cdrw-taper package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cdrw-taper

Uninstall cdrw-taper and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove cdrw-taper

Purging cdrw-taper

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

sudo apt-get purge cdrw-taper

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cdrw-taper

cdrw-taper package information

name cdrw-taper
section utils

taper replacement for amanda to support backups to CD-RW or DVD+RW

The Amanda CDRW-Taper is a drop-in replacement for the taper component of the Amanda backup system. CDRW-Taper makes it possible to dump backups to CD-RW or DVD+RW instead of tape. Homepage:


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 cdrw-taper package on Ubuntu