How to uninstall libconfig8 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libconfig8

To uninstall just libconfig8 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libconfig8

Uninstall libconfig8 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libconfig8 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libconfig8

Purging libconfig8

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libconfig8 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libconfig8

To delete configuration and/or data files of libconfig8 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libconfig8

libconfig8 package information

name libconfig8
section libs

parsing and manipulation of structured configuration files

website libconfig/ 

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 libconfig8 package on Ubuntu