How to uninstall chinput from Ubuntu

Uninstall chinput

To uninstall just chinput package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove chinput

Uninstall chinput and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove chinput

Purging chinput

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

sudo apt-get purge chinput

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge chinput

chinput package information

name chinput
section utils

Chinese XIM Input Server

This package contains the Chinput Chinese input server with XIM support. It supports both Big5 (traditional Chinese) and GB (simplified Chinese) character sets. Author: Yu Mingjian <>


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 chinput package on Ubuntu