How to uninstall cscope-el from Ubuntu

Uninstall cscope-el

To uninstall just cscope-el package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cscope-el

Uninstall cscope-el and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove cscope-el

Purging cscope-el

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

sudo apt-get purge cscope-el

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cscope-el

cscope-el package information

name cscope-el
section devel

transitional dummy package


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 cscope-el package on Ubuntu