How to uninstall command-not-found from Ubuntu

Uninstall command-not-found

To uninstall just command-not-found package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove command-not-found

Uninstall command-not-found and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the command-not-found package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove command-not-found

Purging command-not-found

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of command-not-found from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge command-not-found

To delete configuration and/or data files of command-not-found and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge command-not-found

command-not-found package information

name command-not-found
section admin

Suggest installation of packages in interactive bash sessions


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 command-not-found package on Ubuntu