How to uninstall cl-awk from Ubuntu

Uninstall cl-awk

To uninstall just cl-awk package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cl-awk

Uninstall cl-awk and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove cl-awk

Purging cl-awk

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

sudo apt-get purge cl-awk

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cl-awk

cl-awk package information

name cl-awk
section devel

Common Lisp package with the features of AWK and more


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 cl-awk package on Ubuntu