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Thread: Difference between purge and remove ?

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    Difference between purge and remove ?

    Hi,

    This may not be so important. But I want to know the difference between "purging" a package and "removing" it. This is with reference to adept-manager in particular.

    thanks,

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    Re: Difference between purge and remove ?

    remove deletes the application and some of the associated files

    Purge removes everything related like configuration scripts and what not

    remover leaves stuff so if you say remove and then reinstall samba your shares are still configured
    Wait, yes I am but my point remains valid!

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    Re: Difference between purge and remove ?

    first hit: http://www.google.com/search?q=diffe...move+and+purge
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...69&postcount=3
    purge also removes any configuration files, while remove removes the software but no configuration files (AFAIK). So if you want to start out fresh, you probably want to purge things.

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