How to uninstall netcat6 from Ubuntu

Uninstall netcat6

To uninstall just netcat6 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove netcat6

Uninstall netcat6 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the netcat6 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove netcat6

Purging netcat6

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of netcat6 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge netcat6

To delete configuration and/or data files of netcat6 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge netcat6

netcat6 package information

name netcat6
section net

TCP/IP swiss army knife with IPv6 support

website projects/ netcat6.html

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 netcat6 package on Ubuntu