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

Pierre Frenkiel pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net
Fri Jan 23 16:55:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, Tommy Trussell wrote:

> 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.

   Hi Tommy,
   Sorry, it seems my post was a little too short:
   I meant, of course:
       apt-get purge package_name
       apt-get remove --purge package_name
   For me, without argument, they are strictly identical: they do nothing,
   I suppose that it's because I just ran "apt-get autoremove" 1 hour ago.

Pierre Frenkiel

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