"apt-get purge" vs. "apt-get remove --purge"

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 16:31:42 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Pierre Frenkiel
<pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net> wrote:
> hi,
> Is there any subtle difference between the 2 syntaxes?
> (I couldn't find the answer in any documentation)
> cheers,

Don't they do different things?

I believe to remove a PARTICULAR package and all its configuration
files, you use

apt-get remove <packagename> --purge

I'm not certain what apt-get purge does without any argument, but on
my system it suggested some packages I could delete using the apt-get
autoremove command.

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