Uninstall / Remove Applications Ubuntu

Are you looking for how to uninstall or remove applications and programs from Ubuntu / Linux. Here is a simple solution:

Uninstall Ubuntu Programs

To Uninstall or Remove programs from Ubuntu in not a big science. All you need to do is to open up Synaptic Package Manager through:

System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager

and choose the programs listed in Synaptic Package Manager. Right click on the chosen program, and choose Mark For Removal or Mark For Complete Removal, whatever suits your needs and follow the procedure.

Uninstall / Remove Applications Through Terminal

If you dont want Synaptic Package Manager to remove and uninstall your applications, you can, as an alternative, remove your desired applications in Ubuntu through command line Terminal. To do that, all you need to know is the exact application name, which you want to be uninstalled. If you know the application name, then here is an easy procedure you can follow, to remove applications in Ubuntu through command line Terminal:

Open up the Terminal: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

and write the following command, removing the application-name with the application name you want to uninstall:

sudo apt-get remove application-name

For example, if you want to uninstall Apache2 in Ubuntu, enter the following command:
sudo apt-get remove apache2

Hope this works for you.

If you have any other alternative or easy method in removing programs in Ubuntu, please share with us.

One comment
  1. I don’t know why would someone try to uninstall program through terminal instead of through synaptic manager, it’s so easy through it and fast.

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